Kisii Governor James Ongwae on Thursday said that money received from international donors through the National Government to counties is looted along the way.

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Addressing the media at County headquarters when he met officials from United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Ongwae requested donors to find a way of directly dealing with counties.

"It's a broader issue to what extent can donors directly deal with counties? And this is an area where county governments we are saying, the current policy where everything must pass through the centre does not work well with devolution. Because you then have things being stolen somewhere else," he said.

"I will urge as the big brother in the donor family if you can push through the context of bilateral agreement to a level where you are easily directly dealing with counties especially on the issue of funding," added the county boss.

Ongwae, however, expressed his gratitude to USAID on its continued support for the county

Mark Mearssick, the Mission Director USAID affirmed their commitment to work with Kisii County Government in implementing various key projects.