Queries as 14 counties trail councils in cash collection

Deputy President William Ruto addressing the media at his Karen office after a meeting with governors on February 11, 2015. It was during the meeting that a report by the Controller of Budget was released, showing that some 14 counties did not meet revenue collection levels achieved by defunct local governments. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE |

What you need to know:

  • The Controller of Budget’s report raises serious questions about the counties’ ability to raise their own revenue.
  • Sources told the Sunday Nation that the governors were left aghast at the analysis and pleaded with the national government not to publicise the report.

Revenue collection by 14 counties fell below amounts generated by the former local authorities under their respective jurisdictions during the last financial year, an analysis by the Controller of Budget shows.

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