The controller of Budget has put Machakos County on the spot for spending zero on development in the first quarter of the 2023/2024 Financial year – July 2023 to September 2023.
According to the County Budget Implementation Review Report (CBIRR) for the first quarter, the County has also recorded a revenue drop of 47.5 percent compared to the first quarter of the last financial year.
Machakos County collected Ksh. 103M while Kitui collected Ksh. 204M and Makueni 188M.
In Machakos Out of 1.54B released by the Controller of Budget, 1.09B was used to pay salaries and 454 million for Operations and maintenance. Out of the revenue used to pay salaries, the controller of Budget has raised concerns over 108M that was processed through manual payrolls.
Other Counties that failed to spend on development include Embu, Homa Bay, Kericho, Kilifi, Nairobi, Samburu, Turkana, Wajir, and West Pokot.
Machakos County was also among the counties with the highest pending bills at 2.5B. Other Counties with the highest pending bills include Busia 2 B, Embu, 2.1B, Mandera 3B, Mombasa 4.1 B, Nairobi 107B, Tana River 2.4B, and Wajir 5.3B. In total, the counties have pending bills of 163B.
Kitui county and Makueni were among the counties with the least pending bills at 582M and Makueni at 187M respectively.
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