The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Counties Allocated Sh52.2 Billion By November

A TOTAL of Sh52.2 billion has been issued to county governments by the national government as at November 29 last year, Treasury has said. This is almost a third of the Sh193.4 billion allocated to county governments this financial year which will end on June.

Nairobi has received the highest amount at Sh2.5 billion followed by Turkana at Sh2 billion. The two counties were allocated the lion's share of county funds at Sh9.5 billion and Sh7.6 billion.

According to a statement of actual revenue and net exchequer issues, most of the funds has been disbursed to county public hospitals. Nyeri level 5 hospital has been issued with Sh103 million out of Sh382 million budgeted for this year while Mombasa level 5 hospital has been given Sh111 million out of Sh414 million budgeted. Kisumu level 5 hospital has been issued with Sh106 million out of Sh395 million budgeted while Kakamega level 5 hospital has been issued with Sh84 million out of the Sh311 million budgeted.

According to the statement, a total of Sh447.2 billion has been raised in taxes and borrowings as at that period. A total of Sh1.2 trillion is expected as revenue and borrowing this financial year.

Out of the Sh920 billion expected as tax income, Sh336 billion has been collected so far. Non tax income such as dividends and fines have managed to raise Sh6.4 billion out of a target of Sh38.8 billion.

External loans amounts to Sh10.4 billion for the period from a target of Sh46 billion while external grants amounts to Sh3 billion from a target of Sh10.8 billion.

For the period, grants from internal organisations hit Sh2.5 billion from a target of Sh17.9 billion. Total borrowings and repayment amounted to Sh87.6 billion out of a Sh236 billion target.

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