In the Financial year 2018/2019, most Counties failed to publish their results despite the Constitution requiring them to do so.
Among the few Counties that published is Laikipia County which boasted of tremendous progress as it stated that every ward took pride in at least one major project that had been completed.
Some of the projects the County Government stated it had engaged in include improved roads, drilled boreholes, classrooms, enhancing the list of bursary beneficiaries in the County and the expansion of health facilities.
In the 2017/2018 financial year, Laikipia registered a 32 percent growth in its own source of revenue which grew to 35 percent in the 2018/2019 financial year.
Laikipia collected revenue of 819 million shillings in the financial year 2018/2019, growth from 608 million shillings collected in the 2017/2018 financial year. The County Revenue Board hence collected 211 million shillings more compared to the previous year.
Laikipia, noted through a press release published on their website, that revenue streams that shown tremendous improvement included:
Laikipia reiterated that the growth in revenue collection had come without necessarily burdening the people but by encouraging the citizens to pay up their dues to enable development projects.
The Laikipia Governor, Ndiritu Muriithi, attributed the County’s growth to organizational restructuring, embracing of technology which enables the process of revenue collection to be automated, re-engineering of processes and implementation of performance-based management.
Governor Ndiritu thanked the County Revenue Board for embracing culture change and committing to meeting the County’s Revenue Targets while working in harmony with the people.