- October 22, 2020
- Posted by: IPF Kenya
- Category: National Report
The approved aggregate budget estimates for the 47 County governments in amounted to Kshs.499.62 billion and comprised of Kshs.187.98 billion (37.6 per cent) allocated to Development Expenditure and Kshs.311.63 billion (62.4 per cent) for Recurrent Expenditure. The aggregate development expenditure allocation conforms to Section 107 (2(b)) of the PFM Act, 2012, which requires that at least 30 per cent of the budget must be allocated for development programs. To finance the budgets, county governments expected to receive Kshs.316.5 billion as the equitable share of revenue raised nationally, Kshs.22.9 billion as total conditional grants from the National Government, Ksh.39.09 billion as total loans and grants from Development Partners, generate Kshs.54.9 billion from own revenue sources, and utilize Kshs.51.23 billion cash balance from FY 2018/19.
In the FY 2019/20, the total funds available to the County Governments amounted to Kshs.411.96 billion. This amount consisted of Kshs.286.78 billion as the equitable share of revenue raised nationally, Kshs.29.19 billion as conditional grants disbursed by the National Treasury, Kshs.8.98 billion from the Road Maintenance Fuel Levy Fund, Kshs.51.23 billion cash balance from FY 2018/19, and Kshs.35.77 billion raised from own sources.
Disbursements by the National Treasury excluded releases towards Leasing of Medical Equipment, Supplement for Construction of County Headquarters, and Road Maintenance Fuel Levy, which is administered directly by the respective National Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). During the reporting period, Counties received a further Kshs.5 billion from the National Government through the Ministry of Health (MOH) for COVID-19 intervention, Kshs.2.36 billion from the National Government through (MOH) for allowances for Front Line Health Care Workers, and Kshs.350 million from DANIDA as grant support for Level 2 and 3 Health Facilities.