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Kiambu MCAs top expenditure on foreign and domestic trips.

A report by the Controller of Budget Implementation for the 2017-2018 Financial Year has revealed that 12 counties in the Mt. Kenya and North Eastern regions gobbled Ksh. 2.4 billion in domestic and foreign travels amid reports that MCAs were fleecing the public through fictitious claims.

According to the report, Kiambu MCAs at Ksh. 208 million lead the pack followed by Meru and Nyeri whose MCAs spent Ksh. 160 million and Ksh. 143 million respectively.

Kiambu MCAs are said to have exhausted their budget allocation on allowances after spending Ksh. 56 million with their counterparts from Mandera surpassing the Salaries and Remuneration 
Commission’s (SRC) the recommended monthly cap of Ksh. 80,000.

The report adds that county assemblies spent a total of Ksh. 333 million in allowances Ksh. 1.3 billion in local and international trips.

Wajir Governor Mohammed Abdi and his county executives recorded the highest travel expenses at Ksh. 221 million followed by their Marsabit and Kiambu counterparts who spent Ksh. 154 million and Ksh. 116 million respectively.

On average, each MCA in Mandera County earned Ksh. 120,000 in travel allowances per month with their colleagues in Isiolo getting Ksh. 75,000 within the same period.

MCAs from Nyeri, Laikipia and Tharaka Nithi earned between Ksh. 23,000 and 38,000 per month.

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