Realization of H.E FCPA Governor Fernandes Barasa’s six point agenda is highly dependent on the Own Source Revenue (OSR) collected; which is used to fund County projects and programmes. It is against this backdrop that the Kakamega County Revenue Agency (KCRA) convened a consultative meeting, on Thursday 2nd May, 2024, to develop the Kakamega County Finance Bill 2024, marking the commencement of an intensive process to consolidate the document taking into account crucial matters that arose during implementation of the 2023 Finance Act.

County Attorney CS Vivianne Mmbaka took the participants through the Bill’s legal framework and urged for top notch participation from the attendees comprising of County Legal Officers and KCRA staff; to make sure the County meets the set deadline. She further advised for development of a humane tax system that takes into account the canons of taxation. The County Attorney however advised that the document is time bound.

The Attorney also revealed the Government’s move to enforce a deadline on passage of the Finance Bill by counties in a bid to seal loopholes that has seen the 47 devolved units miss out on revenue.

KCRA Chief Revenue Administrator CS CPA Christopher Ombunya called for thorough consultations and reminded the officers that their appraisals will be based on agreed targets. He conveyed the Governor’s best wishes to the team as they engage in the vital exercise.