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Counties’ revenue share set to be increased

04 April 2014, 09:26

Nairobi - The Cabinet Secretary for Devolution and Planning announced that the Government would increase the counties’ revenue share in the 2014/15 financial year.

Anne Waiguru said that the revenue share to be given to the counties will be increased by 19 percent to 43 percent of the total revenue.

The figure has gone up from KES 190 billion in the financial year 2013/14 -which represented a 32 percent of the total revenue to KES 226 billion.

“We are in support of devolution and that is why we have factored in an increase of 19.3 percent in the county revenue allocation for the next financial year,” said Waiguru.

Waiguru defended the Jubilee government’s track record with regard to devolving functions to the county governments saying that the government was ahead of schedule.

She said that the in the first year in office, the government had managed to devolve functions that the constitution want devolved in a period of three years.

Waiguru dispelled allegations that the national government was boycotting the Council of Governors’ Devolution Conference being held in Kwale saying that the function was exclusively a governors’ affair.

“The national government held its retreat last month in Nanyuki,” said Waiguru.

 – CAJ News

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