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Nairobi posts Sh10 billion record revenue collection

The County Government of Nairobi collected Sh10.644 in revenue in the financial year 2022/23.

In documents seen by Nairobi News, the Own Source Revenue represented the most revenue collected by the county government since 2017 when the administration of the city’s first governor Evans Kidero collected 10.929 billion.

The amount also represented a significant increase compared to Sh8.972 billion collected in the 2021/2022 financial year.

County Executive Committee Member for Finance, Mr Charles Kerich, attributed the increase in revenue collectio to the streamlining of several county revenue streams including land tax, parking fees, single business permit, plans and inspections, billboards and advertisements, house and stall rent, fire inspection certificates, food handlers’ certificates, and markets, among others.

The revenue from Land Rates stood at Sh2, 864,357,087, parking fees Sh1, 861,601,274, Single Business Permits Sh1, 633,513,223, Plans and Inspections (Building Permits) Sh963, 349,767, Billboards and Advertisements Sh593, 283,758, and the collection from Liquor Licensing was Sh241, 552,546.

The data further shows the county collected Sh202, 611,108 from Fire Inspection Certificates, Sh132, 717,178 from Food Handlers Certificates, and Sh250, 509,467 from markets.

During the Financial Year under review, the county also collected Sh16, 799,930 from Mutuini Hospital, Sh299, 185,349 from Mbagathi Hospital, Sh182, 726,670 from Pumwani Hospital, while Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital generated a revenue of Sh439, 089,953.

The county also received Sh9, 331,046,235 revenue from other sources.

In his outlined plans for 2022/2023 Financial Year, Governor Sakaja has a target of raising Sh20 billion from Own Source Revenue.

The governor said in his recent address that there are several loopholes that are denying the county a lot of money.

Among the areas that the governor said needs to be streamlined to shape collection of revenue is digitalizing revenue collection services is payment through Nairobi E-Services, and through dialing *647# code.

Also, the Governor has formed the Nairobi Revenue Authority (NRA) which will play a critical role in maximizing revenue collection.

NRA board is chaired by Mr Andrew Chege, and the members are Wanjiru Gikonyo, Irene Otieno, Mary Gesare, Carolyne Mutheu, and Ronald Meru.

Also, the Chief Officer Revenue Administration Mr Wilson Gakuya and Director Revenue, Shaban Asman are representing the County Government on the Board.

The collected revenues will be channeled towards improve service delivery.

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