Taita Taveta governor Granton Samboja now wants the devolved unit to be dissolved over a budget impasse with the Taita Taveta County Assembly.
Addressing the press on Tuesday in Wundanyi, Samboja said he has signed a memorandum to dissolve the devolved unit due to wrangles over Sh830 million that the members of the county assembly (MCAs) allocated themselves through the Ward Development Fund.
In the 2019/20 budget passed last week by the county assembly, MCAs allocated themselves Sh41.5 million each for projects in their wards. The county has a Sh5.3 billion budget.
The governor said he will not give in to the demands of the assembly.
“There are no medicine in county health facilities. Water is a challenge to many residents yet they (MCAs) want to allocate themselves huge sums of money,” he said.