A week after the verbal altercation between Wajir County Chief Mohamed Abdi Mohamud and nominated Senator Farhiya Haji the National Treasury has today released a letter listing and extolling the counties that have cleared their pending bills. Wajir county whose county chief claimed has cleared its pending bills is not in the list. Senator Farhiya raised issues with the huge pending bills the County has not paid and the toil it is visiting on the county’s economy and living standards of its people. Farhiya who also raised red flags over what she claimed was rampant corruption in the county came under heavy criticism from the governor who threatened her. Farhiya who latter, in a statement she sent to news rooms reported that the Governor’s wife has threatened to harm her put CECs and County Officers on notice for signing off corrupt bills for payment.
In the letter released today by the Treasury Chief Ukur Yatani, the counties of Elgeyo Marakwet, Homa Bay, Kajiado, Kericho, Kilifi, Kwale, Laikipia, Makueni, Nyamira, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Uasin Gishu and Baringo have settled their pending bills and are on course to receive their allocated funds as the treasury has tied disbursement of funds to payment of pending bills.
Huge pending bills that has crippled the economic wellbeing of the businessmen and women who provided services to the counties of Wajir, Garissa, Mandera, Isiolo and Marsabit has impacted on the overall economy of the counties and affected the purchasing powers of the denizens which has a knock-on effect on businesses and livelihoods.