• Engagements on Budget Ceilings

    Discussion on Marsabit county budget, aimed at ensuring adherence to stipulated county budget ceilings.
  • Model County Revenue Handbook

    Launch of the Model County Revenue Handbook
  • Development in Counties

    Roads in Counties are being opened up.
  • Revenue Enhancement for Counties

    Value addition for agricultural produce, a potential area for revenue enhancement
  • ICT

    Konza City – Tomorrow’s ‘Silicon Valley’.
  • Dairy Farming

    Productivity of dairy sector will be enhanced.
  • Devolution Acheivements

    Yikisemei school before and after devolution.

    SHARING REVENUE AMONG COUNTIES FOR FINANCIAL YEARS 2015/2016,   2016/2017,    2017/2018


The devolved system of government is the centrepiece of Kenya’s new Constitution. Forty seven county governments came into operation two and half years ago following the general elections of March 2013. This marked a complete departure from the centralized system of government that has been in operation since independence.  The centralised system was seen to be characterized with a myriad of challenges that included marginalisation, vast inequalities, mismanagement of resources and exclusion of many communities from the decisions process.

Noble objectives

Article 174 of the Constitution enumerates several objects of devolution which include giving powers of self-governance to the people and enhance their participation in the exercise of power in making decisions affecting them.  It further states that devolution will recognise the rights of communities to manage their own affairs and to further their development.

Kenya is said to be a land of great economic potential and yet paradoxically almost fifty percentage of our fellow citizens live in poverty.

The devolved system of government is seen to be the key to unlocking Kenya’s economic potential.

How has the devolved system of government so far met the very noble objectives set out in our new Constitution?

The Commission on Revenue Allocation is one of the institutions established by the Constitution that has been involved closely with the roll out of devolution and therefore it is in a position to make an assessment of the performance so far.

For the first time since independence, a transparent and participatory framework for sharing revenues raised nationally is developed on a regular basis by the Commission on Revenue Allocation.  All counties now share Kenya’s resources equitably.  They use these resources to finance the bulk of their recurrent and development expenditures.

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Basis of Revenue Sharing among the Counties for FY 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15

By a resolution passed on 22nd November 2012, the National Assembly resolved in pursuant of Article 217 of the Constitution, the basis of revenue sharing shall be as follows:

Parameters Percentage Weights
1 Population 45%
2 Poverty Index 20%
3 Land Area 8%
4 Basic Equal Share 25%
5 Fiscal Responsibility 2%

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