About the Committee

Its primary purpose is to assist the Commission on Revenue Allocation (“the Commission”) in fulfilling its mandate of defining and enhancing revenue sources for both the national and county governments. The Terms of Reference outlines the objectives, composition, responsibilities and duties; authority and procedures of the Committee.

The purpose of the Revenue Enhancement Committee (REC) is to help the Commission fulfill its revenue enhancement responsibilities to:
1. Work in  collaboration with  other  national  government  agencies  with related mandates to ensure enhancement of revenue collected nationally.
2. Support counties in the enactment of revenue legislation in line with the CoK 2010 and national legislation.
3. Advise county governments on the tax imposition and other revenue raising measures as required by the Public Finance Management Act (2012).
4. Advice on revenue generation from natural resources for both the national and the county governments.
5. Support county governments in setting up and enhancing systems of revenue projection, collection, administration and internal controls.

The REC shall undertake the following:
1. Review and make recommendations on the national government revenue sources and the exploitation.
2. Make recommendations on exploitation  of  natural  resources  and  the sharing of revenue generated from the same.
3. Support the counties  in  determination  of  revenue  potential  from established own sources.
4. Support counties in identifying new revenue sources and exploiting them.
5. Make recommendations to counties on establishing systems of accurate revenue projection for budgeting purposes.
6. Support the counties in enacting revenue legislation.
7. Make recommendations to counties on revenue management policies and procedures to minimize revenue leakage.
8. Make recommendations and support counties on revenue automation.
9. Facilitate peer   to   peer   learning   and   exchange   of   best   revenue enhancement practices among counties.
10. Review and make recommendations on revenue performance against budget for both the national and county governments.

The Committee will consist of at least three (3) Commissioners among whom one will be appointed chairperson by the Commission. The following, who may assist the Committee with its discussion on any particular matter may attend the meetings of the committee:
i. The Commission Secretary/Chief Executive Officer.
ii. Directors/Head of Departments where applicable.
iii. Any other person at the discretion of the REC.


Upcoming Activities


Ongoing Activities


Past Activities


Counties miss Own Source Revenue Target for FY 2018/2019

Counties miss Own Source Revenue Target for FY 2018/2019 The aggregate annual own source revenue target for the 47 County Governments in FY 2018/19 amounted to Kshs.53.9 Billion compared to actual collection of Kshs.40.7 Billion which was 75.5% of the target. This was an increase compared to Kshs.32.2 Billion generated in FY 2017/18 which was 65.4% of the annual revenue target for Kshs.49.2 Billion. Hospital fees and public health facilities, single business permits, property rates, receipts from administrative fees and charges and parking fees, game park fees and others accounts for 82% of the total revenues collected in FY 2018/19 ...
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Over 70% of the Counties collect revenue below half of the estimated potential

Over 70% of the Counties collect revenue below half of the estimated potential In the period between 2013 to 2019, Counties did not attain a 15 per cent threshold of financing their own budgets hence implies over dependent on the National Government (Equitable Share) to finance their budgets. Most counties own source revenue (OSR) to Gross County Product (GCP) has been below 2% which is far below the best practice for Sub – Saharan African Countries on Country Revenue to Gross Domestic Product which is about 25 per cent. Based on this analysis of OSR performance for 47 County governments; ...
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OVERALL COUNTY OWN SOURCE REVENUE PERFORMANCE Since the onset of devolution revenues for the County Governments have come from three sources: equitable share transfers, conditional grants and own-source revenue. The table below provides a summary of the total County revenues over the period 2013/14 to 2018/19. During the period, County Governments received a total Kshs. 1.894 trillion consisting of an equitable share of Kshs. 1,572.7 billion (83%), conditional grants of Kshs. 120.8 billion (6%) and own-source revenues of Kshs. 200.5 billion (11%).   2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 Total Equitable share 190.0 226.7 259.8 280.3 302.0 314.0 1,572.7 Own ...
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Platformization of the economy and new business models

Platformization of the economy and new business models What is the future of work? Will the jobs we currently occupy still be needed 20 years from now? How can we ensure that we remain relevant in the job market with all the changes that are taking place? These and other questions were answered by Prof. Bitange Ndemo, an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the university of Nairobi during his zoom talk with staff from CRA. The first area discussed was the fourth industrial revolution. According to Njuguna Ndung’u and Landry Signé,[1] the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is ‘characterized by the ...
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