Public Accounts Committee PAC Nairobi county assembly is on the spot for throwing out media outside the committee when conducting probe of Kenya shillings 1.7 billion AAR insurance cover in governor Mike Mbuvi’s administration.
Appearing before PAC acting county secretary Lebo Morintant who was directly involved in the payment asked committee MCA Wilfred Odalo that he would like to testify in Camera a request that was granted by Odalo even after four out of fiv Members opposed the move.
‘‘This is the ruling by the chair, the request by one Lebo Morintat is hereby granted and media take your leave.’’ Said Odalo.
Makongeni MCA Peter Imwatok protested the move asking Lebo and Odalo to respect the standing orders number 238 that stipulates procedure for exclusion from the county assembly or committees
‘’In our standing orders such requests ..whenever the speaker has determined that any person to be excluded from a sitting of the county assembly or of a committee the speaker shall inform the committee the reason for the exclusion and the reason must be justifiable.’’ Imwatok said.
Notably all the Jubilee MCAs have also been gagged by Sonko and Jubilee leadership in the assembly from attending PAC committee meetings where Sonko’s expenditure for 2017/2018 financial YEAR is being probed.
In the AAR insurance scandal auditor general raised an alarm over payment of shilling 1.7 billion and alleged inflation of number of employees by the executive .