Bungoma county government’s OSR collection has proliferated over the past six years. In 2013-14 the OSR collections were Kshs 183 million, and in the subsequent year, the county collected almost three folds more. In 2014-15 the OSR collections were kshs 505 million. Although not to the same magnitude, the positive growth continued with the county collection Kshs 631 million in 2015-16 and Kshs 662 million in 2016-17. In 2017-18 the collections were kshs 657 million and this decline slightly to ksh 651 million. The revenue collection of Bungoma county has rapidly grown in nominal terms over the past six years.
Although the revenue growth is positive, the county is collecting significantly below its estimated revenue potential. It is estimated that Bungoma county can collect Kshs 1.4 billion in OSR annually. Collecting kshs 651 million in 2018-19 constitutes only 45 per cent of the estimated potential.