BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,6TH DEC 2017-President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday signed into law the County Allocation of Revenue Amendment Bill.The move will now clear way for the National Treasury to distribute funds to county governments.
President Kenyatta said the disbursement of funds will now enable county governments to undertake their responsibilities and deliver on their mandate.
“The national government is committed in ensuring devolution succeeds and will continue to facilitate county governments to deliver on their mandate,” said president Kenyatta.
The new Act of Parliament sets out accurately the conditional allocations to county governments from loans and grants thereby aligning the County Allocation of Revenue Act, 2017 to the provisions of the Division of Revenue Act, 2017.
The signing of the Bill took place at state house Nairobi where other leaders were also present among them the Deputy President William Ruto, Head of Public Service and Chief of Staff Joseph Kinyua, Speaker of National Assembly Justin Muturi and his senate counterpart Kenneth Lusaka