Forget about billions being lost in the mega scandals rocking the country.In the counties the same is happening with governors minting millions. Well, Governor Kingi, Mruttu and Mandago gave Sh17 million from public coffers as gifts and donations.
The money is included in recurrent expenditures by the governors’ offices, raising concerns that the county chiefs are using public funds for fundraising.
Without a budget breakdown, the money might have been given out in form of charity donations, handouts, contributions during harambees and as personal donations to the needy.
Taita Taveta whose Governor John Mruttu used Sh4 million taxpayer money to fund demand from the public for donations.
Kericho Governor Paul Chepkwony spent Sh780,583 of the Sh1 million he set aside for ‘confidential’ expenditure. It is not clear for what purpose the budget was allocated.