A report by the controller of budget Margaret Nyakang’o has shown 22 counties did not spend a single cent on development between July and September 2021.
The report showed counties spent 93% of the disbursed funds to pay salaries and allowances, leaving just 6% for development.
Nyakang’o said ward representatives gobbled KSh 433 million in allowances out of the KSh 2.48 billion allocated for the whole financial year.
1. Baringo County
Under Stanley Kiptis who was elected on a Jubilee ticket in the 2017 General Election but is currently allied to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) associated with Deputy President William Ruto.
2. Taita Taveta County
The coastal county’s governor is Granton Samboja allied to former prime minister Raila Odinga.
3. Isiolo County
Under Mohamed Kuti,this is one of the counties facing challenges in spending development funds.
Under Hassan Joho
5. Kericho County
Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony previously said he lives a modest life in an old house that was built in 1937, and in which he only has two workers; a gardener and a cook.
6. Wajir County
Abdi Mohamud was empeached and was replaced by his deputy Ahmed Ali Mukhtar who promised to prioritise healthcare.
In May 2021, Vihiga residents signed a petition to oust governor Wilber Otichillo over the misappropriation of county funds.
8.Trans Nzoia County
Trans Nzoia residents have in the recent past asked the DCI to arrest and prosecute governor Patrick Khaemba over alleged corruption allegations.
9. Nakuru County
Its governor, Lee Kinyanjui, faces a stiff challenge from UDA’s Susan Kihika.
10. Nairobi County
Even though the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) was created to spur development, data indicated the city did not set aside funds for it during the period.
Migori county is headed by Okoth Obado.
Ali Mohamud Mohamed’s administration is under pressure to deliver.
Machakos in Eastern Kenya is headed by Alfred Mutua who has launched his presidential bid on a Mandeleo Chap Chap ticket.
The governor, Cornel Rasanga, was elected in the 2013 polls and re-elected again in 2017.
Nyandarua residents have on several occasions been spotted using donkeys to ferry goods and people due to bad roads.
Governor Samuel ole Tunai is set to retire in August 2022 after completing his second term.
The county’s governor Sospeter Ojaamong is facing corruption cases in court.
Kajiado governor Joseph ole Lenku’s administration was put on the spot for focusing more on salaries and allowances despite citizens crying for services.
Its governor is Anyang’ Nyon’go, a close ally of ODM supremo Raila Odinga.
Kilifi was listed as among counties that spent more on recurrent expenditure at the expense of development under Amason Kingi
Wyclife Wangamati of Bungoma county is one of the governors whose county lags behind in development according to the Office of the Controller of Budget.
22.Homa Bay County
Homa Bay was named among counties that did not allocate funds for development during the period under review.Its under Cyprian Awiti
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