Counties come to halt as governors declare shut down over funds

Council of Governors chairman Wycliffe Oparanya.


 

Photo credit: Tonny Omondi | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Governors sent home the bulk of employees who have gone without salaries for three months. Counties have not been given their July, August and September share of national revenue.
  • The governors, however, retained “minimal staff” at hospitals, who will review emergency cases. The workers will direct patients to private hospitals if admission if needed.

A “casual” letter by the Senate on ending the revenue sharing stalemate coupled with House leaders snubbing crucial talks made governors to order a shutdown of cash-strapped counties.

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