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Team to verify all Garissa tenders awarded between 2014-2022 gazetted



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GARISSA—It is reprive for Garissa contractors and suppliers after the local administration formed committee to verify all tenders awarded from 2014 to 2022 in a bid to pay for genuine work done.

Governor Nathif Jama’a appointed a six-member Pending Bills Committee and a Secretariat made up of three. The team were gazetted on the 13th of January, 2023.

Kuresha Mohamed Nurie is the chairperson of the special committee. Abdirahman Noor Hassan (vice chairperson), Issa Abdullahi Omar (Assisting Counsel), CPA Abdi Ali Nuriye,  Hassan Mohamud Osman and Eng. Juma Mrefu Jacob. The Secretariat consist of: Amina Abdirahman Yusuf, Anne Kamene Ngovi and Issa Hassan

“All contractors and suppliers of the County Government of Garissa and members of the public are hereby notified that any person or entity with any pending claim against the County Government of Garissa to submit their claim to the County Government of Garissa Pending Bills Committee from 26th January 2023 to 3rd March 2023 for consideration,” Kuresha said in a letter dated 24th January.

She further directed that all claims to the committee to be submitted by filling the pending bills verification form together with all supporting documents. The form is available online on

She, however, warned that: “Anyone submitting documents suspected or deemed to be fraudulent shall be reported to the relevant investigative agencies.”

Garissa County settled Sh306.47 million of the total outstanding Sh1.24 billion. A report by the Controller of Budget Margaret Nyakang’o shows that between June 2020 and March 2022, counties only settled Sh15.9 billion pending bills, out of Sh155.5 billion, leaving Sh139.5 billion unsettled while audit reports for the 2017-18 financial year revealed that the hiring of workers in some 12 counties favoured dominant communities.


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