Kenya: Allocation To Counties Rise Above 40

page geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>Government had initially allocated 32 per cent of resources or KSh. 210 billion to counties, rx but the CDF cash, as well as money for rural and urban roads development will lift that above 40 per cent.

President Kenyatta signed the CDF Act 2013 into law at a ceremony witnessed by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich at State House, Nairobi.

President Kenyatta said the increase of resources at the county level was meant to ensure that citizens receive effective and efficient service delivery—a major plunk of his Administration’s agenda.

“This is an important step in delivering money to fund services to our people. This money must be put to projects at the grassroots in accordance with the needs and priorities of the constituencies,” the President said.

The signing into law of the CDF Act 2013 was welcomed by parliamentarians. Many said that it was evidence that the Administration had allocated way above the 40 per cent threshold of revenues – if you included shared


services or services whose delivery was still in the hands of the national government. They noted that this had been achieved without a referendum.

CDF Act 2013 is aimed at aligning the law governing CDF to the new Constitution and in compliance with the principle of transparency, accountability, separation of powers and participation of the people.

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