Nairobi, June 14 -- Lawmakers want principal secretaries and parastatal chiefs who introduce projects before completing existing ones penalised after their push for funds for a special audit on incomplete public projects hit a snag.

The Budget and Appropriation Committee of the National Assembly says stalled public projects have "become a special feature in our budget", exerting funding pressures and racking up pending bills.

"There's no adherence to the project guidelines issued by the National Treasury including the introduction of new projects before completion of existing ones despite thin spread of resources," the parliamentary committee, chaired by Kanini Kega (Kieni), recommended in its report on Budget for the 2021/22.

"A policy ...