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Nairobi county spent Sh2.8b on allowances, report

Nairobi County under Governor Evans Kidero has spent Sh2.8 billion on personnel emoluments.

According to a report by Controller of Budget Agnes Odhiambo, Nairobi is among the big spenders of the devolved funds, with a huge percentage of its budget being used to pay out personnel emoluments over the last quarter.

Other big spending counties listed in the report are Mombasa, Narok and Bomet.

The report indicates that county governments dedicated huge percentage of their budgets to personnel emoluments over the last quarter.

Mombasa under Governor Hassan Joho has used Sh767.1 million on personnel emoluments.

Controller of Budget Agnes Odhiambo has reported to the Senate that 55 per cent of the devolved funds have gone to salaries and allowances in all the 47 counties.

Mrs Odhiambo has also reported to the Senate massive irregularities in handling of imprests by various offices in counties.