Mandera governor Ali Roba has criticized the proposed revenue allocation formula for counties saying it’s unfair to disadvantaged communities and reinforces policies that promote inequalities.
The Commission on Revenue Allocation on Tuesday announced the new formula that pegs amount of funds to be allocated to individual counties on the strength of their utilization and not population scales.
This means counties with a higher service delivery index will henceforth draw more resources from the national government regardless of their population.
The move is aimed at curbing wastage in the counties.
While releasing the proposals, CRA chairperson Jane Kiringai said service delivery in counties will account for 69 per cent of how much each county will be allocated.
The development component takes 26 per cent while revenue and efficiency component takes five per cent.