Public servants’ salaries and allowances put pressure on County budgets

Counties’ expenditure on salaries and allowances soared to Kshh130 billion from Ksh118 billion reported in 2015-16 financial year,  A report by the Controller of Budget has revealed.

The report, which was released last week shows 34 counties spent above the 35% of their total expenditure on personnel, against the Public Finance Management Act (County Governments) Regulations.