Treasury ordered to share funds equitably to Counties

Treasury ordered to share funds equitably to Counties

National Treasury acting CS Ukur Yatani and the Controller of Budget have been ordered to immediately disburse the equitable share of revenue for 35 counties.

Justice Weldon Korir issued the orders on Friday two days after the Council of County Government filed a suit.

This now puts into doubt the clearance of part of the outstanding arrears to county suppliers while heightening the risk of the creation of new pending bills.

Last month, State House through the office of the Head of Public Service, issued orders on the freeze of transfers to counties that failed to clear pending bills.

This followed a meeting by the Fred Matiang’i-led Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC).

By Akivaga Sally

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