Former Auditor-General Edward Ouko, who retired nine months ago, says he feels vulnerable in his life in retirement. This is because no security is currently provided to him.

Mr Ouko, who was sworn in on September 16,2011, retired in August 2019 after serving for eight years, unravelling and combating corruption and misuse of public funds.

In an interview with Citizen TV on Tuesday night, Mr Ouko revealed that after his retirement from the sensitive office, his security was withdrawn and that he is yet to receive some allowances owed to him and which were due by the time he left office.

“In terms of security it is very difficult to tell you [whether] I’m secure or not,” said Mr Ouko.

The revelations have painted a picture of neglect of the former Auditor-General by the government he served, owing to the stature office he held in the country.


During his tenure, Mr Ouko unearthed many scandals, looting of public coffers and wastage of public funds in the county governments, national government ministries and departments, agencies and semi-autonomous agencies.

Mr Ouko, a man whose name many government officers came to fear, revealed that there have been no security arrangements for him after he left office.

He said there is no clear legislative framework to cater for security and other post-service benefits for a retired Auditor-General as compared to other government offices.