Kamotho Waiganjo and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru are shown in a file photo.
Renowned attorney Kamotho Waiganjo has been nominated by Nairobi County Governor Johnson Sakaja to a key position.
He has chosen him to serve as the head of a committee that would examine and confirm the Ksh 21 billion in unpaid legal fees owed to the County Government of Nairobi.
The head of the Council of Governors and the husband of Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Mumbi Waiguru is Kamotho Waiganjo.
Johnson Sakaja, the governor of Nairobi, has already questioned the county's unpaid legal expenses of Sh21 billion.
The legal pending bills, according to Sakaja, are a concern, but the county only occasionally prevails in court.
"My administration will investigate the outstanding invoices as Sh21 billion from the law department alone doesn't make sense," the official said. If you look at other examples, they are really reserved but have very high quotes," he added.
Due to poor administration at City Hall and a series of leadership changes, the county has been unable to pay suppliers and contractors, almost drowning in debt.
The county accumulated Sh1.2 billion in outstanding invoices on a monthly average throughout the course of the previous fiscal year.
The Controller of Budget (COB) has revealed that the county accrued an additional Sh14 billion in unpaid debts between July 2021 and June 2022, on top of the Sh85.7 billion at the end of June 2021. This indicates that the county's monthly bill backlog during the previous fiscal year was Sh1.2 billion.
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