OSR collection for Homabay County has shrunk over the last six years. The collections were Kshs 135 million in 2013-14 and rose to kshs 158 million in 2014-14. 2015-16 marked the last growth of OSR for Homabay raising kshs 184 million. In 2016-17 the collection declined to Kshs 144 million and further decline to Kshs 107 million in 2017-18. In 2018-19 the OSR registered the lowest collection of kshs 93 million. Homabay county has had unsustainable revenue growth pattern and reversed previous years gains.
Homabay County government is far from achieving its estimated revenue potential. In 2018-19 the OSR collection constituted 9 per cent of the estimated revenue potential of Homabay County. The estimated revenue potential of Homabay is Kshs 1,024.2 million. Homabay revenue administration practices are inefficient and require robust reforms.