The Auditor General Nancy Gathungu accompanied by Defence Principal Secretary Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed and Vice Chief of Defence Forces Lieutenant General Levy Mghalu presided over the 3rd DHQ audit seminar graduation ceremony held at Embakasi Garrison on Friday, 19th March 2021.
The theme of the seminar “Audit Capacity Enhancement During Fields”, was adopted after a mutual agreement between Defence Headquarters and Auditor General last year when she paid a courtesy call to the Chief of Defence Forces General Robert Kibochi.
The audit course which commenced last year has so far trained 109 Kenya Defence Forces personnel.
The course covered, the audit process, procurement, store management, fraud detective, assets disposal management and audit of human resource.
The course was intended to instill the accurate audit report knowledge, apt and correct financial statements and prudent financial management to Defence Forces personnel.
In her remarks, the Auditor General stated that her office is the only institution that, by law, has to audit and report on how government departments are spending taxpayers’ money. She added that financial accountability and effective use and management of government resources is very important in a public institution such Kenya Defence Forces in order to maintain public trust.
” As the office, we further take cognizance that our people’s quality of life can only be improved through diligence, accountability, and collaboration with institution such as Kenya Defence Forces so as to avert the inappropriate use of public resources”, she said.
VCDF Lieutenant General Levy Mghalu, congratulated the graduands on their achievement and the Defence Force Pay and Clerical training school (DPCTS) for their efforts in ensuring that the graduands completed their seminar successfully.
He further encouraged the graduands to utilize the knowledge and skills gained during the entire period in ensuring that the allocated resources are well audited and managed prudently as well as striving to make a difference wherever they are deployed.
Present during the ceremony were; Chief of Logistics Kenya Army Headquarters Brigadier David Keter, Deputy Auditor General finance audit Mr. William Agunda among other senior officers and service members.