The Star (Nairobi)

9 July 2014

Kenya: County to Spend Sh1.7 Billion On Clearing Debts

KISUMU county government is carrying out an audit of its debts.

Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga said they want to verify outstanding debts before spending the Sh1.7 billion allocated to clearing debts in the 2014-15 budget.

"We want to avoid giving shoddy contractors county tenders," she said. The county government inherited huge bills from the now defunct councils.

Speaking to the Star on the phone, Ruth said they are committed to ensuring the success of youth and women enterprise developments.

The county was allocated Sh11.3 billion in the budget.

"As a female deputy governor it is my commitment to ensure youth and women agenda is addressed in Kisumu county and Western Kenya," she said.

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