Parliamentary Public Accounts and Investments Committee session with Nyamira Governor Amos Nyaribo was suspended following the late submission of crucial documents from him to the auditors.
Governor Amos Nyaribo would, however, again face the committee on Friday morning after the auditors finish perusing the documents.
Committee Chair, Migori Senator Achillo Ayacko,
said it would only be prudent that the auditors acquaint themselves with the contents of reports submitted to them ahead of proper sitting with the governor.
The committee members, he said, are keen on receiving credible and proper information in regards to audit queries raised in the 2019 financial report by the office of the Auditor-General
The Senate committee sittings are being held at the Kisii County Assembly premises
They would close on Friday with some actual visits by the committee to some projects in Nyamira.
Migori Governor Okoth Obado has been scheduled for a grilling Thursday beginning from 10 in the morning.
On Friday, the Nyamira governor would be required to explain gaps in a slew of opaque expenditures by his administration.
Some projects being looked at date back to former Governor John Nyagarama who died in office.
Among the projects the committee has shown interest in is the Governor’s office block.
Bomet Senator, Christopher Lang’at, a member of the committee, told Nyaribo that being new to the office would not give room for an alibi when he reappears Friday.
He said all the while, he had been the Principal assistant to his late boss and thus must be privy to the ongoings in the devolved unit.
“You may be a new governor but as one who had been serving as the principal Deputy to your boss you could surely have the information required of you by the committee at your fingertips,” said Lang’at.
He told him to be ready to ‘avail all the information that can show probity in the expenditure of their money of the Nyamira people.
Ayacko told journalists that the committee was mindful of the constraints of time left and urged those summoned to appear before the committee to come with required documents to make their work easier.
By Darlington Mose