Projects stall as counties sink deeper into debt

The latest report by Controller of Budget, indicates that Nairobi county government owes suppliers and contractors Sh54.3 billion in pending bills that date back several years.

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What you need to know:

  • Nairobi county leads with Sh54.3 billion, accounts for 56.6 per cent of the pending bills that date back several years.
  • The Mandera county government did not have outstanding bills at the time the report was being drafted.

Pending bills remain a headache for county governments, eroding resources for development and increasing the number of stalled projects.

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