Last year, Bungoma county was said to have purchased 10 wheelbarrows at Sh109,000 each. The Public Procurement Oversight Authority indicated the average cost of a wheelbarrow was Sh3,469. Governor Lusaka said a committee recommended the purchase of the wheelbarrows at the cost, following a requisition by the ministry. He said the wheelbarrows are a rare find and longlasting. Various leaders urged Lusaka to crack the whip on corrupt officials.