- PAC chairman John Mbadi said the move is part of the Committee's mandate to deter any pilferage of public funds.
- The nominated MP was accompanied by Mathioya MP Edwin Mugo during the media briefing at Parliament buildings.
MPs now want a special audit on the Sh15 billion fertiliser distribution subsidy program alleging possible loss of millions of taxpayers' money in the scheme.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the National Assembly wants Auditor General Nancy Gathungu to carry out a comprehensive forensic audit of the billions so far spent in the program.
PAC chairman John Mbadi said the move is part of the Committee's mandate to deter any pilferage of public funds.
"We will not close our eyes to any possible cases of corruption. There is a possibility of misappropriation in the process of the fertiliser subsidy purchase. There is a possibility of money laundering," Mbadi said on Tuesday.
"We ask Auditor General Nancy Gathungu to do a special audit on the supplementary budget of Sh15 billion granted to the Ministry of Agriculture for the purchase of subsidised fertiliser."
The nominated MP was accompanied by Mathioya MP Edwin Mugo during the media briefing at Parliament buildings.
Mugo said the committee will leave no stone unturned in their pursuit to get to the bottom of the matter.
"We are committed to reaching the root cause of this matter as a Committee, we are talking of Sh15 billion. If this matter is not arrested now maybe we will have a bigger scandal," Mugo said adding that the Committee is non-partisan.
Mbadi added the oversight team will conduct public hearings where top ministry officials who handled the program will be invited to shed light on the program.