Deputy President William Ruto has lauded Counties for the progress made in settling eligible pending bills.
In a rare turn that appears quite unlike him lately, Ruto chaired the 16th Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council meeting at his official residence in Karen where he insisted that more needed to be done to ensure suppliers got their dues in time.
Further, he implored the Treasury and the Attorney General to work together and establish a way forward on the Sh108 billion ineligible pending bills.
“This year alone, Counties have paid more than Sh15 billion to suppliers. Now, the Treasury and the Attorney General must consult on the huge amount of ineligible pending bills so that a way forward is established,” said Ruto.
According to the Auditor General, County Executives and County Assemblies have Sh107 billion and Sh1 billion of ineligible pending bills, respectively.