County Overview

Equitable Share for FY 2019 / 2020 : Kshs. 4,241,100,000
Total Loans and Grants for FY 2019 / 2020: Kshs.403,048,854
Own Source Revenue for FY: 2019 / 2020: Kshs. 
OSR Target for FY 2019 / 2020: Kshs. 
Current Finance Act: 2019
County Population (Census 2019): 268,002

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Isiolo county OSR performance has been a slight overall growth amidst declining collection in the past six years. In 2013-14 OSR collection was Kshs 125 million and it grew to kshs 134 million in 2014-15. In 2015-16 the collection declined to Kshs 110 million and to kshs 95 million in 2016-17. In 2017-18 the OSR collection begun to grow again, raising kshs 115 million and kshs 162 million in 2018-19. Isiolo county’s OSR performance has slightly improved in nominal terms over the past six years.

Although the growth is minimal, the OSR collection is more than half the estimated potential. In 2018-19 Isiolo county collected 66 per cent of its estimated revenue potential of kshs 245.5 million. OSR capacity to collect in Isiolo is minimal.

Isiolo county government OSR collection and estimated potential over six years

Isiolo county OSR marginally financed the county budget in the past six years. In 2013-14 and 2014-15 the OSR of Isiolo financed 5 per cent of the county budget. The proportion of financing drop in 2015-16 to 3 per cent and was maintained in 2016-17 and 2017-18. In 2018-19, the OSR of Isiolo financed 4 per cent of the county budget. Isiolo County is highly dependent on national government transfers.

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