In Summary
  • Addressing journalists after reading the 2018/19 budget statement on June 26, Mr Kerich said the revenue target was Sh17 billion.

  • But while appearing before the ICT committee on Wednesday, JamboPay CEO Danson Muchemi said the firm realised Sh14.6 billion.

  • But Mr Kerich said there are complaints against the provider. JamboPay is not transparent at times.

There is confusion at City Hall following conflicting figures given as revenue collected in the just concluded financial year.

Acting Finance and Economic Planning executive Charles Kerich says the devolved government collected Sh8.2 billion while JamboPay, a company hired for the purpose, is talking of almost double that figure.

Addressing journalists after reading the 2018/19 budget statement on June 26, Mr Kerich said the revenue target was Sh17 billion.

ELECTIONEERING

He attributed the poor performance to the long electioneering period, waiver of cess and a weak enforcement of revenue collection.

Mr Kerich added that the county lacks systems to get revenue from key streams like rates, parking and outdoor services.

“We are not wholly to blame as every county experienced a drop in revenue,” he said.

“In Nairobi, demonstrations followed the elections and lasted for a month.”

NEW CONTRACT

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