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Treasury on the spot over delayed county funds

Treasury is on the spot for delaying he release of funds for counties.

Kisii governor James Ongwae appearing before Senate’s Public Accounts Committee asked senators to legislate on a policy that will compel Treasury to be releasing funds to the county on a quarterly basis as it is done to national government entities.

Kisii governor defied the resolution of Council of Governors that bars the county chiefs from appearing before the Senate’s watchdog committee over audit queries of 2017/2018 financial year.

Due to the delay in the release of county funds, the devolved units have been using development funds to pay staff salaries delaying development programmes.

The Senate committee also observed a number of governors had established special funds for rehabilitation of alcoholics that were drawing resources from locally collected resources without the approval of controller of budget inhibiting auditing of such funds.

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