Uhuru’s ‘late’ travel orders to Ruto caused breach in hiring jet

Office of Deputy President Chief of Staff Marianne Kitany during a Parliamentary Accounts Committee hearing on 'hustlers' jet on November 7, 2013. FILE PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • At one point, an official from Mr Ruto’s office walked to the National Treasury several times in one day to secure the Sh18.6 million needed to pay for the transport costs.
  • In its recommendations, PAC says that the President, being the custodian of the Constitution, “should at all times respect all its provisions” including the requirement for written instructions.
  • Although the committee absolved Mr Ruto of any wrongdoing, it recommended that the anti-corruption commission investigate his chief of staff, Ms Marianne Kitany, and four other officials for impropriety and dereliction of duty, among other breaches.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is one of the public officers put on the spot by the Public Accounts Committee which investigated the “hustler jet” scandal whose report is yet to be tabled in Parliament.

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