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EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION OF PUBLIC POLICIES

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By Ronald Ng’eno The recent plan by Nairobi City County to deny matatus access to the central business district (CBD) is an example of a public policy that was unsuccessfully communicated to key stakeholders. Public policies are guidelines given by a government body to the public on an issue of […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: LAUNCH OF THE REVIEW OF THE POLICY IDENTIFYING MARGINALISED AREAS

Nairobi, 12th July 2017: Article 204 provides for the establishment of Equalization Fund, into which, one half per cent of all the revenue collected by the national government each year is paid. The purpose of the Fund is to bring the quality of basic services including water, roads, health facilities and […]

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NEW CRA COMMISSIONERS SWORN IN TODAY

Eight commissioners were today sworn in by Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu to head the Commission on Revenue Allocation. The new team was sworn in at the Supreme Court in Nairobi and are to serve for a period of 6 years. While swearing in the chairperson and commissioners, on behalf […]

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ZIMBAMBWE DELEGATION VISITS CRA TO LEARN ABOUT DEVOLUTION

A delegation from Zimbabwe and the International Co-operation Agency of the Association of Netherlands municipalities, visited the Commission on Revenue Allocation to undertake a study on how devolution is being implemented. The delegation was led by Erica Jones from the Ministry of Local Government and Christopher Shumba from the Ministry […]

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BRIEF ON THE SECOND BASIS FOR EQUITABLE SHARING OF REVENUE AMONG THE COUNTY GOVERNMENTS

A. INTRODUCTION Article 216 mandates the Commission to make recommendations on the equitable basis for revenue sharing among county governments. Article 217 (1) mandates the Senate to determine once every five years the basis for allocating among counties the share of national revenue that is annually allocated to county government. […]

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CRA VISITS NEWLY APPOINTED CS FOR HEALTH

Newly appointed cabinet secretary for health Dr. Cleopa Mailu has assured the Commission of his commitment to ensure that conditional grants meant for hospitals in counties are released in a timely manner. “I call upon counties to provide statistics that are required to enable timely processing of funds from the […]

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CRA/EU PARTNERSHIP ENHANCING REVENUE COLLECTION IN COUNTIES

In order to strengthen its analytical and institutional capacity, CRA requested and received technical assistance from the European Union aimed at enhancing revenue sources in counties. This follows a realization by the Commission that some counties are facing challenges as they pursue strategies to boost their revenue generation capabilities. To […]

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Commission resolves stalemate in Bomet County

A stand-off between the county assembly and the executive team over the control of development funds in the Sh4.7 billion annual budget has been resolved following the intervention of the chairman of the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA). On Monday, CRA Chairman Micah Cheserem brought together Governor Isaac Ruto and […]

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CRA CONSULTS SENATE ON SECOND-GENERATION FORMULA

The Senate standing committee on Finance is to work with CRA to re-look into various options, aimed at determining the second revenue generation sharing formula and present its report within the next three weeks. This follows a retreat organized by CRA and Senate from 16 – 17 October 2015 in […]

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Press Release on the Launch of the Model County Revenue Legislation Handbook

The Commission on Revenue Allocation together with the Kenya Law Reform Commission and the Council of Governors has jointly developed the Model County Revenue Legislation Handbook. This handbook is the culmination of an extensive drafting and consultation exercise carried out from November 2013 by the Commission on Revenue Allocation, Kenya […]

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