Kenya's Nairobi County collected the highest amount of revenue in the 2016/2017 financial year,a new report shows.
List of counties with the highest and lowest revenue collection
A report on the revenue collection by counties in the 2016/2017 financial year.
According to the Annual County Governments Budget Implementation Review Report, released by the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA), Nairobi raised Sh10 billion, followed by Mombasa and Kiambu at Sh3.17 and and Sh2.03 billion respectively.
"During the period under review, the Nairobi City County generated the highest amount of local revenue at Kshs.10.93 billion, followed by Mombasa and Kiambu at Kshs.3.17 billion and Kshs.2.03 billion respectively,"stated the report.
On the other hand, Wajir, Mandera and Tana River were among the counties that generated the lowest amount at Kshs.75.91 million, Kshs.55.84 million and Kshs.27.42 million respectively.
Marsabit and Turkana Counties were the counties that surpassed the proportion of local revenue against annual targets at 107.3 per cent and 103.5 per cent respectively.
This was a stark contrast from the five counties that recorded the lowest proportion of local revenue against annual targets. They included Kisii (37.5%), Wajir (33%), Garissa (23.4%) and Mandera (21%).
The report comes at a time when the Controller of National Budget Agnes Odhiambo wants 43 counties probed for accumulating Sh35 billion debt.
Mrs. Odhiambo in the 2016/17 implementation annual report recommended that the pending bills should be audited by the Auditor General to ascertain their validity.
Counties with highest revenue collection 2016/2017:
1. Nairobi: Sh10.9 billion
2. Mombasa: Sh3.2 billion
3. Kiambu: Sh2.0 billion
4. Nakuru: Sh1.5 billion
5. Machakos: Sh1.3 billion
Counties with lowest revenue collection 2016/2017:
1. Tharaka Nithi: Sh78 billion
2. Lamu: Sh0.76 billion
3. Wajir: Sh0.75 billion
4. Mandera: Sh0.55 billion
5. Tana River: Sh0.27 billion
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