In Summary
  • The council will also elect a vice chair, council whip and chairs of committees.
  • The new executive team will take charge as several counties oppose the new formula used by the Commission for Revenue Allocation in disbursing funds to devolved governments.
  • Some leaders argue that the formula does not take into consideration key factors such as amount of resources contributed by a county to the exchequer, population and poverty levels.

The Council of Governors is on Monday expected to elect a new team of executive leaders at a time debate is rife concerning equitable division of revenue to counties by the national government.

Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok is seeking re-election as chairman of the council after completing his one-year term.

Other top contenders for the top seat are Ms Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Mr Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), Prof Anyang’ Nyong’o (Kisumu), Mr Salim Mvurya (Kwale) and Mr Jackson Mandago (Uasin Gishu).

The council will also elect a vice chair, council whip and chairs of committees.

'CRA FORMULA'

The new executive team will take charge as several counties oppose the new formula used by the Commission for Revenue Allocation (CRA) in disbursing funds to devolved governments.

Some leaders argue that the formula does not take into consideration key factors such as amount of resources contributed by a county to the exchequer, population and poverty levels.

However, the CRA insists that its formula provides an equitable distribution of funds to each of the 47 counties as it also considered unique needs in key sectors such as water, health, agriculture and infrastructure among others for every region.

Concerning complaints that CRA did not factor in population increase over the years in its latest allocations, Commissioner Peter Kimuyu said they had no choice but to use the currently available data until new one is provided by relevant government agencies.

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