In Summary
  • Leaders of counties in northern Kenya said they will ask Parliament to reject the policy as it will be detrimental to their regions.
  • Ms Waiguru said that the new formula attempts to balance inequalities in resource distribution, and that the matter requires informed discussions.

Council of Governors Vice-Chairperson Anne Waiguru on Friday cautioned her colleagues against opposing the revenue sharing formula proposed by the Commission on Revenue Authority (CRA).

On Thursday, leaders of counties in northern Kenya said they will ask Parliament to reject the policy as it will be detrimental to their regions.

Mandera Governor Ali Roba, the Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) chairman, said the policy is discriminatory.

"CRA does not clearly give the basis of the parameters through which they reached the revenue-sharing formula, and instead largely use population as the basic denominator, assuming that all the 47 counties have the same level of development."

Similarly, leaders from the coastal region said the formula goes against the spirit of devolution.

Governors Hassan Joho (Mombasa) and Amason Kingi (Kilifi) said the proposals, now at the public participation stage, are unfair to the six Coast counties.

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