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Agony as cash crunch hits Counties - 6 months ago, 16 Aug 00:00

Standard Team

A severe cash crunch has hit four of the six Counties in Nyanza, resulting in salary delays and interruption of essential services.

The financial crisis was partly caused by delays in passing budget estimates. By yesterday, only Kisii and Migori had paid July salaries. Workers in Kisumu, Homa Bay, Siaya and Nyamira were yet to be paid.

With the counties struggling to update and upload their budget estimates, thousands of workers may have to wait until September to get their July salaries.

Nyamira is worst hit as it has not paid its workers for the past three months, leading to a nurses strike that paralysed services in public hospitals. Siaya, Kisumu, Homa Bay and Migori called for patience.

Some counties are so broke that they are unable to fuel official cars. Kisumu, for example, could not even send a team to the on-going county games in Kisii. In a memo, seen ...
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