Counties in trouble as virus destroys economies

A young man moulds a metallic pan at Jua Kali workshop in Kibuye Market, Kisumu. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Kenya’s first Covid-19 positive case was reported on March 13.
  • Already, counties have reviewed their spending plans in the 2020/21 financial year as a result of the pandemic, with most revising their budgets to reprioritise spending towards mitigating the negative economic impacts of Covid-19.

The Covid-19 pandemic will impact negatively on budget implementation for the counties in the last quarter of the 2019/20 financial year, which ended on Tuesday, a report by Controller of Budget Margaret Nyakang’o says.

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