County Overview

Equitable Share for FY 2019 / 2020 : Kshs.  
Total Loans and Grants for FY 2019 / 2020: Kshs.
Own Source Revenue for FY: 2019 / 2020: Kshs. 
OSR Target for FY 2019 / 2020: Kshs. 
Current Finance Act: 2015
County Population (Census 2019): 1,131,950

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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.

Homabay county government OSR collection and estimated potential over seven years

Homa Bay county has diminished its already marginal financing of county budget. Beginning with 3 per cent OSR financing of county budget in 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16, the proportion OSR financing declined to 2 per cent in 2016-17. The proportion further declined to 1 per cent in 2017-18, and this was maintained in 2018-19. Homa Bay County has gradually moved towards almost wholly dependence on national government allocation to finance the county budget.

Homa Bay County Website: www.homabay.go.ke