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Devolution

The transfer or delegation of power to a lower level, especially by central government to local or regional administration. It covers anything on devolved governance in Kenya

New Revenue formula favours developed regions

The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) has defended its third basis cash formula, saying it is plugging a gap created by the second framework. In a policy brief seen, the commission says the third basis formula puts health needs, fiscal responsibility and population as the most important considerations as opposed …

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Revenue crisis: Raila tells ODM senators to reject Sharing formula

The Building Bridges Initiative appeared on shaky grounds yesterday after allies of ODM leader Raila Odinga claimed there was a scheme to throw him under the bus. Key Raila confidants said that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s allies want to blackmail the ODM leader by projecting the BBI process as a Raila project. …

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MT KENYA WRONG ON COUNTY REVENUE STANDOFF

By Billow Kerrow The stalemate on the new county revenue sharing formula in the Senate is fueled by false sense of entitlement by Mt Kenya region leaders as demonstrated below. It all started in November 2018 when over 70 elected leaders from the region declared in Naivasha that the region …

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Sh105m water projects to benefit Isiolo residents hit by drought

Residents at far flung areas in Isiolo County hit by acute water shortages will benefit from government water projects worth Sh105 million. The projects seek to build the residents’ resilience during drought and improve their livelihoods. The two water projects to be undertaken in Merti and Garbatulla sub-counties will ensure …

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Assembly Creates two new offices amid Elachi, Ngwele wrangles, MCAs yet to receive June salaries

The Nairobi County Assembly Service Board has created two new positions in the office of the clerk, aimed at averting wrangles in future. Currently, the squabbles between Speaker Beatrice Elachi and Clerk Jacob Ngwele have led to a nasty stalemate, delaying MCAs’ and assembly staffers’ June salaries. The board has …

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Uhuru Assents to Murkomen’s Bill to Remove MCAs

 You can now recall an incompetent and troublesome ward rep after President Kenyatta signed into law a Bill that has a provision allowing such a move. Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen sponsored the County Governments Amendment Bill 2017, which the Senate passed on April 21 and in the National Assembly on …

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Northern Kenya Counties Want Revene Sharing Formula put on hold

County chiefs from arid and semi-arid areas have called for deferment of the third basis of revenue allocation for a year, arguing that they are likely to lose Sh17 billion in allocation. Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) comprising Garissa, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Samburu, Turkana, Tana River, West Pokot, Lamu and …

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