Baringo County government spent Sh51.39 million on sitting allowances against the annual allocation of Sh79.22 million.
The expenditure was splashed on the 45 Members of County Assembly and the Speaker.
According to the County Governments Review Implementation Report for the Financial Year 2019/20 by the Controller of the Budget Margaret Nyakango the average monthly sitting allowance was Sh93,093 per Ward Rep against the Salaries Remuneration Commission’s recommended ceiling of Sh124,800.
Their average monthly sitting allowance of Sh93,093, was the highest in the North Rift region.
During the said period, the expenditure on Domestic Travel amounted to Sh251.89 million and comprised of Sh123.69 million spent by the Assembly and Sh128.20 million by the Executive.
Expenditure on Foreign Travel amounted to Sh34.73 million and comprised of Sh26.38 million spent by the County Assembly and Sh8.35 million by the County Executive.