The County Government of Bungoma has a pending bill of Ksh95 million as at July 2016 contrary to allegations that it could be more, the Office of the Auditor General has said.
The Auditor General, supported by the Budget Office, says the county, led by Governor Ken Lusaka, could be one of the few counties in the country with the lowest amount of pending bills. “Counties are grappling with high levels of pending bills. However, the Bungoma County’s books of account show that it only has Ksh95 million as a pending bill,” a source in the Office of the Auditor General said.
A statement from the County’s Director of Communications Mark Kapchanga sent to media last evening corroborated this assertion, saying that the “county government had always been committed to honouring its obligation in a timely manner depending on the availability of resources.”
Governor Lusaka says his administration is determined to clear the Ksh95-million bill in the next few months. “I am aware that our opponents are perpetually using this as a bait to criticise our work. However, it won’t take long before we pay it off,” he said.