RIS­ING DEBTS IN COUN­TIES

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Parliament -

In March the Se­nate urged the county gov­ern­ments to con­trol ris­ing debt. Con­troller of Bud­get Agnes Ad­hi­ambo re­vealed the coun­ties have cu­mu­la­tive debt of Sh37.46 bil­lion. The amount in­cluded Sh9.25 bil­lion for re­cur­rent ex­pen­di­ture and Sh28.21 bil­lion for de­vel­op­ment. Only Bu­sia county had no pend­ing bills, while Tana River has not de­clared its debt. The dis­clo­sure was con­tained in a re­port tabled in the Se­nate by the Fi­nance Com­mit­tee.

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