ANOMALIES CITED

Nyong’o rejects county budget, returns bill to the assembly

In Summary

• Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has rejected the county budget and returned the appropriation bill back to the assembly citing anomalies.

• This is despite the MCAs passing the Sh10.2 billion budget last month, bringing to an end a prolonged stalemate with the executive. They also passed the budget appropriations bill.

KIsumu county assembly speaker Onyango Oloo and Govenor Anyang' Nyong'o in a past event
Assembly speaker Onyango Oloo and Governor Anyang Nyong'o KIsumu county assembly speaker Onyango Oloo and Govenor Anyang' Nyong'o in a past event

Kisumu Governor Anyang’ Nyong’o has rejected the county budget and returned the appropriation bill back to the assembly citing anomalies.

This is despite the MCAs passing the Sh10.2 billion budget last month, bringing to an end a prolonged stalemate with the executive. They also passed the budget appropriations bill.

Nyong'o, in a memorandum addressed to the assembly speaker Onyango Oloo, said he wants MCAs to approve the 2019-20 budget estimates as submitted to the house on April 30.

 

The governor said the assembly failed to adhere to regulations of the public finance management regulations 2015 by making changes to the budget estimates beyond the required one per cent.

He said there was irregular introduction of new development projects totalling Sh 1.50 billion contrary to the county government acts read together with sections in the PFM Act 2012.