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Kiambu Government pays pending bills worth Sh. 600 million

Kiambu Governor Dr. Kimani Wamatangi on Wednesday paid pending bills worth Sh. 100 million as part of an ongoing process to clear debts owed to suppliers and contractors by the county government.

While issuing the cheques to the traders, the governor said that he found pending bills worth over Sh. 7 billion when he assumed office and committed to ensuring that the bills would be cleared indiscriminately.

The Kiambu government also owed permanent staff two months salary arrears and five months allowances to casual workers which has already been cleared.

"Cumulatively, I have so far paid bills worth Sh. 600 million and starting next year, my administration shall be allocating Sh. 2 billion annually to pay pending bills," said Wamatangi.

This he said, has been made possible by the stringent measures that he had put in place to safeguard public resources, which includes austerity and taming theft.

"As a remedy, since I took the office in August, my administration has been paying contractors and suppliers within fourteen days of delivery of goods and services. This will ensure the county government doesn't sink further into debts," he added.

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