State, individuals owe City Hall Sh106b, reveals audit report

Lillian Mutavi @PeopleDailyKe

Nairobi County Government is owed Sh106 billion by the National government, individuals and parastals, an audit report by KMPG has revealed.

The report handed over the county secretary Leboo ole Morintat yesterday, indicates that City Hall owes suppliers and contractors Sh58 billion. While receiving the report, Morintat said although the county revenue collection has improved, the devolved authority needs the debtors to pay up to ensure service delivery to City residents.

“We are demanding between Sh85 billion and Sh106 billion from private individuals and National government in parking fees, land rates and other debts from services we provide,” said Morintat.

He said the newly formed committee to check on validation of the debt led by PLO Lumumba will interrogate the authenticity of the said outstanding bills before the county starts repayment.

He said the county has improved in revenue collection as it has enabled the payment of salaries through money collected internally. Speaking at the same forum, the county executive for Finance Danvas Makori said he was yet to go through the report hence did not have details of what it entails.

He said it was being handed to him for the first time. This contradicts earlier reports that KMPG had handed over the report a week ago to Governor Mike Sonko who made claims of unaccounted Sh21 billion by the previous regime.

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