Isiolo County Secretary and Finance Executive face arrest over unpaid pending bills
Isiolo County Secretary Dr. Ahmed Galgalo and two others are facing arrest over defiance to pay pending bills worth ksh. 160M. Dr Galgalo, Finance Executive Abdinassir Hajj Daud and Chief Officer Salad Adano have defied instructions to pay five contractors despite striking a deal with a local court in August 2019. The court had instructed the County to pay half the sum by December last year and the remaining by September this year. The County has however chosen to defy the court orders forcing the court to release an arrest warrant for the three.
Several suppliers and contractors have been complaining of non-payment by the county government of their outstanding dues in time despite completion of projects. According to our sources, contractors and suppliers who are willing to part with something small get paid faster than others. One supplier who sought anonymity hinted to us that there is so much corruption happening at the County Treasury which has denied thousands of individuals their hard earned cash.