Bungoma ‘Unable to Pay’ Contractors Sh1.2 Billion

The Bungoma government is unable to pay contractors’ debts of Sh1.2 billion, assembly majority leader Majimbo Okumu has said.

Speaking at the assembly yesterday, Okumu said the county only had Sh835 million in the National Treasury.

The arrears owed to contractors have accumulated from the 10 ministries, with the Roads department leading with more than Sh770 million.

Majimbo accused the executive of spending money without following the Appropriation Bill passed by the assembly.