Mt Kenya region counties witness drop in revenue collection
SEE ALSO :Judiciary is biased, MCAs now claimKiambu County collected Sh1.16 billion which was 36 percent of its targeted revenue of Sh2.2 billion. “This is however a decline of 27 percent compared to the amount collected previous year of Sh 1.61 billion,”Ms Odhiambo noted. Embu County collected Sh 253 million which is also a 16 percent decline from what was collected last year which was Sh303 million. “Embu County targeted Sh653 million from own sources revenue and collected 38 percent of this target in the reporting period,” The report noted. Kirinyaga, Muranga and Kiambu counties also registered a decline in revenues collected in the nine months compared to a similar period the previous years.
SEE ALSO :Actors unite to nurture talentKirinyaga collected Sh206 million, which was a decline of 18percent, compared to Sh253 million to the first nine months of 2016/17. Muranga collected Sh 282 million while Meru collected 302 million from own sources within their counties. The Report also identified under-performance in collection of own-source revenue as one of the challenges which hampered effective budget execution during the nine months.