Amani National Congress (ANC) Party leader Musalia Mudavadi has called for a forensic audit of the Integrated Finance management System (IFMIS).
Mudavadi said the glaring errors in the county budgets blamed on the system were alarming calling for speedy investigations to unearth the truth.
“This system was put in place to ensure prudent expenditure of government funds. It is therefore shocking to see the same system blamed for loss of public funds,” he said.
The audit, he said, was critical to determine flaws within the system so that the same is rectified to avoid loss of public money.
The recent errors pointed out in county budgets, he said raised serious questions as to whether the county and national budgets and the country’s public debt figures were correct.
Kenyans, he said, were alarmed with the rate at which public money was being lost through such ways and corruption.
“Corruption in this country has reached unprecedented levels and this is going to have a negative effect on our economy,” he said.
He asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to go for the big fish in the war against corruption to save the country from imminent collapse.
Mudavadi said it was unfortunate that perpetrators of graft were sitting in office with focus directed on junior officers.
The approach, he said, was unlikely to slay the dragon of corruption until the planners and masterminds are brought to book.
He asked the president to crack the whip by going for the masterminds in order to win the war.
“Focus must change from too much talk to action. We want him to arrest and take people to jail,” he said.
The huge public debt and corruption, he said were likely to plunge the country in economic crisis.
By Chris Mahandara