Embu County Government has consistently grown its own-source revenue over the past six years. Beginning with Kshs 168 million annual collections in 2013-14, its collection grew to kshs 401 million in the subsequent year. In 2015-16, its own-source revenue collection was kshs 397 million, which is a growth from the previous year. The growth pattern continued in 2016-17 with the county collecting Kshs 416 million and collecting kshs 416 million in 2017-18. In the last year of review 2018-19, its own-source revenue collection was kshs 629 million. Embu county government own-source revenue has rapidly risen in nominal terms over the last six years.
Embu County OSR rapid growth is leading it to its estimated revenue potential. In 2018-19, Embu was collecting 63 per cent of its estimated revenue potential of Kshs 987 million. Embu County government reforms are sustainable and leading the county towards its revenue potential.