High wage bill, poor revenues prevent growth in 10 counties

Controller of Budget Agnes Odhiambo. She has said that some counties are spending more on recurrent expenditure than on development. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Significantly, Homa Bay, Kisii, Siaya and Kisumu did not spend a cent on development activities during the reporting period.
  • Vihiga, Migori, Nyamira, Busia and Bungoma showed some improvement in own-source revenue as well as implementation of projects.

Counties in Western and Nyanza regions have been criticised over their high wage bills and low revenues, even as they spent less than average for development projects.

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