16 counties clear pending bills as Aukot plots legal action

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his colleagues, address the media outside Harambee House Nairobi, last December on the pending bills in counties. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The National Treasury last year acknowledged that some Sh227 billion was owed to suppliers by both levels of government.
  • Thirdway Alliance leader- Dr Ekuru Aukot now says the party will move to court, to assist the suppliers get their dues.
  • The affected counties are Taita Taveta, Turkana, Kisumu, Meru, Samburu, Nakuru, Muranga, Mandera, Kisii and Busia.

Sixteen devolved units have fully paid their pending bills amounting to Sh32.93 billion as at March 6, the Controller of Budget Margaret Nyakang’o said.

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