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Shameful;List of Counties that never spent even a single cent on development in the first quarter of 2021/2022

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.

4.Mombasa County

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.

7.Vihiga County

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.

11.Migori County

Migori county is headed by Okoth Obado.

12.Marsabit County

Ali Mohamud Mohamed’s administration is under pressure to deliver.

13.Machakos County

Machakos in Eastern Kenya is headed by Alfred Mutua who has launched his presidential bid on a Mandeleo Chap Chap ticket.

14.Siaya County

The governor, Cornel Rasanga, was elected in the 2013 polls and re-elected again in 2017.

15.Nyandarua County

Nyandarua residents have on several occasions been spotted using donkeys to ferry goods and people due to bad roads.

16.Narok County

Governor Samuel ole Tunai is set to retire in August 2022 after completing his second term.

17.Busia County

The county’s governor Sospeter Ojaamong is facing corruption cases in court.

18.Kajiado County

Kajiado governor Joseph ole Lenku’s administration was put on the spot for focusing more on salaries and allowances despite citizens crying for services.

19.Kisumu County

Its governor is Anyang’ Nyon’go, a close ally of ODM supremo Raila Odinga.

20.Kilifi County

Kilifi was listed as among counties that spent more on recurrent expenditure at the expense of development under Amason Kingi

21.Bungoma County

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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