Kirinyaga governor Ann Waiguru has today ruled out any plans to pay pending bills worth 290million shillings until auditor general Edward Ouko gives a go ahead.
According to the Governor most of the pending bills are fictitious and exaggerated by the former administration.
Speaking to the press after attending an investment consultation forum between local businesses people, the County Government and Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC) Waiguru revealed that she has invited auditors from the office of the auditor general to come and audit all pending bills from August 2017.
She said that she will only pay bills that are genuine and have been cleared by auditor general.
Accompanied by her Deputy Peter Ndambiri, the Governor termed some of the projects started by former Governor Joseph Ndathi as illogical saying that her administration will not complete them neither pay for them as doing so amounts to irregular spending.
She said that some pending bills have been exaggerated and didn’t add up
She told business men with pending bills to wait for the completion of the ongoing audit though she didn’t give a time frame.
The County boss said that her administration will work closely with ICDC to set up investment opportunities in the county.
She singled out industrial park which the County wants to develop as one area they will cooperate.
ICDC Chairman and Kirinyaga county Chamber of Commerce chairperson John Kabui promised to support the development of the industrial park at Sagana town.
Kabui said that he will advise his members to get into partnership with ICDC so that they can be able to invest and get financed.