Waiguru locks horns with MCAs yet again

MCAs take healthcare workers salaries to build their offices- Waiguru

Anne Waiguru

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has vowed not to approve the County's 2020/2021 budget after it was altered by Members of the County Assembly.

The governor who has been at loggerheads with the Ward Representatives termed the changes as illegal.

"The County Executive presented the Financial Year 2020/2021 proposed budget to the County Assembly for approval," the County boss stated.

"... the Assembly submitted a completely new budget with a variation of over 30 percent per vote, going against the requirement of Regulation 37(1) of the Public Finance (County Government) Regulations 2015 which limits the assembly variations to 1 percent of the ceilings," she continued.

Budget battle

The County boss challenged the Ward Reps to reconsider their acts and put the interests of the residents first.

Governor Waiguru accused the MCAs of designating Ksh300 million meant to pay salaries for health workers to construction of ward offices.

She painted a grim picture of the ongoing battle with MCAs, saying that they removed Ksh20 million allocated to pay the casual workforce which cleans health facilities and the environment.

The Assembly also removed Sh14.6 million for fuel for ambulances, water bills and oxygen for hospitals, according to Waiguru.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Fire incident reported at Maranda High School

Fire incident reported at Maranda High School

River Enziu disaster: Uhuru condoles with victims' families, warns motorists against crossing swollen rivers

River Enziu disaster: Uhuru condoles with victims' families, warns motorists against crossing swollen rivers

Sonko announces Sh250,000 reward for stolen furniture

Sonko announces Sh250,000 reward for stolen furniture

Update: Death toll rises to 24 in Kitui river bus tragedy

Update: Death toll rises to 24 in Kitui river bus tragedy

Germany's Chancellor Merkel bows out in style [PHOTOS]

Germany's Chancellor Merkel bows out in style [PHOTOS]

Expect internet services from Kenya Power

Expect internet services from Kenya Power

Purchasing new embassies will cost Sh5 billion per year - Foreign Affairs

Purchasing new embassies will cost Sh5 billion per year - Foreign Affairs

Westlands MP's plan to transform Nairobi into Smart City

Westlands MP's plan to transform Nairobi into Smart City

Omanyala joins GSU Recce Squad for special role

Omanyala joins GSU Recce Squad for special role