New cash sharing formula backed

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui.
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has supported the third formula on revenue allocation to the devolved units.

Speaking to The Standard, Governor Kinyanjui said the new formula would see the county achieve its dreams more comfortably among them improvement of health services, agriculture and addressing urbanization challenges.

“Some of our health facilities such as the Rift Valley Provincial General Hospital serves patients from Nakuru and South Rift counties. This leaves Nakuru with a high health burden which calls for an increase in funding,” he said.

Mr Kinyanjui also welcomed the new formula, saying that basing allocations on the amount of revenue collected by individual counties will minimise impropriety and corruption.

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In the new formula, Nakuru County is set to receive an additional Sh2.3 billion to hit Sh11.79 billion.

“There will be enhanced prudence on resource utilisation if the counties are put to task on collecting their own revenue,” he said.

The new formula has placed the allocation based on the population parameter at 18 per cent down from 45 per cent.

Kinyanjui lauded the commission for retaining the population parameter in the formula. 

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