Shocking audit report how counties inflated pending bills by Sh60bn

What you need to know:

  • Only bills amounting to Sh51,284,830,129 were eligible, others amounting to Sh37,701,100,378 were ineligible

  • Controller of Budget became suspicious after counties submitted high figures owed to suppliers

  • The special audit report has saved taxpayers from the payment of Sh57,126,639,871 in pending bills that are irregular or fraudulent.

County government officials inflated the amount of pending bills owed to suppliers and contractors by almost Sh60 billion, a new special audit report has revealed.

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