Sh1.2b projects fund was diverted, says Governor Kihika

Governor Susan Kihika. [Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

County projects worth over Sh1 billion in Nakuru are at risk of stalling because the previous regime diverted funding, says Governor Susan Kihika.

Kihika has accused her predecessor Lee Kinyanjui's administration of using projects' monies on recurrent expenditure.

“Since assuming office, I have encountered many challenges. Towards the end of the last financial year, the former administration spent Sh1.2 billion of development money on the recurrent budget,” said Kihika.

Naivasha Sub-county Outpatient Wing. [Antony Gitonga, Standard]

The first-term governor said this could derail project implementation in the current financial year.

“The projects, especially on water and health, are there, yet we don’t have money for them because the allocations were diverted,” said Kihika.

She assured Nakuru residents that her administration would complete the projects before embarking on new ones.

“I have already informed my people that we shall not be starting new projects before completing old ones. It doesn’t make sense to start new projects at the moment,” she said.

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