Court halts Auditor-General recruitment

18Jan 2020
The Guardian
Court halts Auditor-General recruitment

The Employment and Labour Relations Court has suspended recruitment of an Auditor-General pending determination of a case filed by activist Okiya Omtatah.

Edward Ouko

The position of the Auditor-General is currently vacant as  Edward Ouko's term expired in August 2019.

There was a recruitment last year but the selection panel could not nominate three people for appointment by the President, saying none qualified.

Following this report, the Public Service Commission (PSC) said the government decided to re-advertise the vacancy.

 Omtatah then sued the panel, noting it reported that candidates met technical requirements including academic qualifications, but scored poorly in tests for independence, diplomacy and tact, which were key considerations.