In Summary
  • Seventeen counties are yet to receive their revenue allocation after being blacklisted by the Treasury over their pending bills.

  • But the Council of Governors has accused the Treasury of exercising powers it does not have.

The High Court has ordered National Treasury and Controller of Budget to release funds to 35 counties which are yet to receive their equitable share.

The National Treasury had withheld the devolved units' allocation due to pending bills.

High Court Judge Weldon Korir on Friday also directed the two institutions to adhere to the disbursements of funds by 15th of every month in accordance with the Constitution.

REVENUE

Seventeen counties are yet to receive their revenue allocation after being blacklisted by the Treasury over their pending bills.

On Wednesday the National Treasury, through CS Ukur Yatani, released Sh11 billion to 18 counties after they promised to settle the pending bills. Another Sh7 billion was released to 12 counties that had settled their pending bills.

“Further to the National Treasury circulars and engagement with county governments in regard to payments of pending bills, I wish to inform the public and other stakeholders that we have released Sh11 billion to 18 counties who have presented a clear and acceptable plans for settlement of validated pending bills. In addition, we have also released a total of Sh7 billion to 12 counties who had fully paid their pending bills,” read the circular to counties.

But the Council of Governors has accused the Treasury of exercising powers it does not have.

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