The latest report by the Controller of Budget showed that county governments gobbled up Sh4.58 billion on domestic and foreign travel.
This was during the first half of the current fiscal year. As if that is not bad enough, the just-concluded devolution conference in Meru, organised by the Council of Governors, spent approximately Sh1 billion to finance various activities.
While one of the objectives of devolved governments is to promote democracy and accountability, our governors are acting with reckless abandon with regard to issues touching on citizens.
The lure of corruption has rendered service delivery and development in many counties a pipe dream.
Needless to mention, stewardship, servant-hood leadership and integrity, as stipulated in Chapter Six of the Constitution, have gone to the dogs in many counties.
The poor services in health sector, health workers’ strikes, deep-seated inequality and poverty characterise many counties.
Our governors must stop riding the gravy train and deliver on the promises they made to wananchi. Otherwise they will be voted out come next year’s General Election. The time for financial probity is now.
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