Nairobi is among the 20 counties reported to have utilized donated funds from Denmark, through Danish International Development Agency (Danida), satisfactorily.
The Danish Agency had donated 2.2 billion shillings to all counties, which was meant to be used for supporting health programs.
After an audit was done to show how the funds were used in every county, the agency (Danida) wrote to the Council of Governors late last month, telling them that from the audit, only 20 counties had used their funds properly in the last financial year and are eligible for their share of funds for the current financial year.
“Danida has found that 20 counties used their healthcare funds satisfactorily, therefore, it has provided budget funds through the Ifmis (Integrated Financial Management Information System) to all gazetted Level 2 and 3 health facilities,” reads part of the letter.
Other countries listed in the letter alongside Nairobi were Elgeyo Marakwet, Embu, Isiolo, Kajiado, Kakamega, Kiambu, Kirinyaga, Kisumu and Samburu.
Laikipia, Lamu, Makueni, Nakuru, Nyandarua, Nyeri, Kwale, Tana River, Tharaka Nithi and Uasin Gishu were said to have satisfied the Danish agency with how their funds were used.
Danida also said that 15 counties, Bomet, Bungoma, Busia, Homa Bay, Kericho, Kilifi, Kitui, Meru, Migori, Nandi, Narok, Nyamira, Siaya Trans Nzoia and Kisii, did not spend their funds, and the money is still in the county accounts.
According to the letter from the Danish Embassy, Machakos County was pointed out for not being able to account for 2.5 million shillings and that it was being investigated.
Audit reports for the remaining 11 counties were unavailable. They were urged to submit their audit reports by 8th November if they are to get any donations for the year 2019/2020 and the subsequent years.
Denmark is said to have already transferred 468.8 million shillings for the first half of 2019/2020 but the treasury is yet to disburse the money to various counties.