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Governor Shocks Many By Rejecting 100 Million Offer

Elgeyo Marakwet County Governor Alex Tolgos (pictured above) has surprised his Members of the County Assembly (MCAs) by rejecting their offer to build him and the speaker residences worth Ksh 100 million.

The governor turned down the 2018/2019 budget due to the huge cost of the residence indicating that it would impede on the county’s development agenda.

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The Elgeyo-Marakwet County assembly had set aside Sh100 million for the official residence of both the county boss and speaker in compliance with the 2016 Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) directive.

According to the clause, all the counties were obliged to build permanent residences for their governors owing to the huge housing allowance expenditure the counties used in renting their residences.

Governor Tolgos ,however,chose to forego his housing allowance for the next one year rather than have the huge expenditure.

“The Annual Development Plan (ADP) 2018/2019 which was presented to the assembly by the executive was approved by the wananchi,” he noted.

He further indicated he would not assent to a budget as it would cut back on development spending and stall other projects that had been approved by his electorates.

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“It will be unfair to deny them the development which they (wananchi) approved at the expense of the official residences,” Tolgos said.


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