President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered Central Kenya governors to resolve the issue of cash crunch in their areas of administration as soon as possible.  

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The head of state asked the county bosses at the Sagana meeting to adopt both executive and political measures in order to pay all their pending bills. 

Uhuru, who is committed to achieving the Big Four agenda has also asked the governors to ensure that they have fast-tracked their projects as the government seeks to stimulate economic development in different parts of the nation.

 It has emerged that 7 out of the 10 counties from the region are yet to pay their pending bills to completion. 

The National Treasury report indicates that Kiambu, Tharaka-Nithi and Kirinyaga are yet to pay any of their pending bills. The counties that have made an effort towards the payment of the pending bills include Embu, Meru, Murang’a and Nakuru. 

The directive comes two weeks after the President met Mt Kenya leaders at the Sagana State Lodge. 

Nyandarua County Governor Francis Kimemia said that the county bosses support the directive because it is geared towards development. 

“It is critical that we speed up the regional development roadmap which will foreground regional issues in the national platform. And we are glad that President Uhuru Kenyatta has agreed to our proposal,” said Kimemia.

The governors from the region had unveiled their plans to set up various industries countrywide.

Kimemia said that the governors have drafted major projects that they intend to fund.