Governors want committee to audit, verify pending bills formed
At least nine governors have requested the Senate to establish a special committee to audit and verify ineligible pending bills amounting to Sh 37.7 billion owed by county governments.
During the 10th ordinary session of the Intergovernmental Budget Economic Council (IBEC) meeting held on February 6, 2019, the Auditor General conducted verification of pending bills list amounting to Sh88.99 billion, out of which Sh51.28 billion was noted to be eligible while others worth Sh37.7 billion was found to be ineligible.
However, the county chiefs now are accusing the offices of the Auditor General and Controller of Budget (COB) of coming up with discrepancies in pending bills that have ended up being either imaginary or fabricated.
They are governors; Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Alfred Mutua (Machakos), Mike Sonko (Nairobi), Samuel Tunai (Narok) and Muthomi Njuki (Tharaka Nithi)
Others were Hillary Barchok (Bomet), Mohammed Kuti (Isiolo), Stephen Sang (Nandi) and Vihiga deputy Governor Patrick Saisi.