County Governments are facing rapidly declining own source revenue and stagnated Equitable Share. This calls for the need to reorient county expenditure strategies in order to facilitate the response to crucial spending needs, most especially over the COVID-19 pandemic. On the other hand, ... Read More
In the past years, Kenya has experienced several destructive natural disasters. In 2019 alone, furious landslides and flash floods killed 132 people in West Pokot; perennial droughts across 12 counties left over to one million people without food; locusts then invaded 17 counties ravaging ... Read More
Who should settle the outstanding pending bills – Nairobi City County or Nairobi Metropolitan Services?
In our article published in the Business Daily ”Transfer of functions from Nairobi City County fiscal implications”,we captured 3 of the most significant insights into the unchecked fiscal gap following the startling transfer of key functions from Nairobi City County (NCC), to the National ... Read More
2019/2020 was a rough year for County Governments because of the prolonged stalemate between the National Treasury and the Senate over how much the counties should get from the equitable share. The stalemate took until almost the second quarter of the year to resolve, and by then it had wreaked ... Read More
The recent stalemate between the National Assembly and the Senate over the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 has revealed a huge lacuna in the fiscal legislative framework. The stand-down happened after the Senate amended the Division of Revenue Bill, to increase the revenue allocation to the County ... Read More
The importance of Own Source Revenue (OSR) as a key factor in growing County’s budgetary needs has become increasingly evident, especially in the last few months deadlock over the equitable share transfer to county governments. The Own-Source Revenue Potential and Tax Gap Study of ... Read More