ALL KENYAN COUNTIES MUST BUILD RESIDENTIAL HOMES FOR TOP OFFICIALS
All the 47 counties must build residential houses for top officials within the next two years, the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has directed, as it plans to cut the monthly allowance payouts.
SRC chairperson Lyn Mengich states that counties have only the next financial year (2021/22) to complete the residences for governors, deputy governors and speakers. The commission, which has been paying Sh200,000 every month per official, had directed counties to build the residential units by June last year but later extended the period to June 2022 after only four counties complied. The budget for construction of the deputy governor is capped at Sh40 million and for the speaker at Sh35 million. Vihiga allocated Sh103 million for the construction of the governor’s house while Kilifi spent Sh140 million in 2014.