County pays out part of pending bills

Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga when he appeared before the Senate Public Accounts and Investment Committee on audit queries at Parliament. [Boniface Okendo/Standard]
Contractors and suppliers doing business with the county government have been paid Sh297 million in pending bills.

According to the recently-tabled County Budget Review Outlook Paper (CBROP) for 2020/2021 financial year, most of the recurrent pending bills accrued from 2018/19 were settled.

“The county experienced a significant drop in pending bills from the Sh360,493,767.60 in 2017/18 to Sh63,695,160 in 2018/19 which will be cleared in the current financial year," noted the report.

The CBROP evaluates the county fiscal performance in the financial year 2018/19 and its impact on the county’s economic performance.

Payment of pending bills has been a challenge to counties with Controller of Budget report for the year ended 2018/19, noting counties accrued pending bills amounting to Sh34.54b.

Nyeri is, however, still grappling with a high wage bill.

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