County Revenue Collection

Tebere Ward MCA Hon Gudson Muchina has urged the County Executive to emulate Kwale County in revenue mobilization which he said had gone up by forty percent since embracing automation.
The MCA said that it was unfortunate that a resident from Ciagini village has to travel all
the way to Kerugoya to pay land rates despite advancement in technology especially through
MPESA paybill services. He urged the County executive to leave a legacy by ensuring that revenue
collection is automated as that would optimize collection thus avail resources for development.
His sentiments were supported by Chairman of the finance committee and Mutithi Ward MCA Hon. Peter Njomo who urged
the Executive to continually strengthen revenue administration and collection capacity through regular training of
revenue administrators and collectors. Hon. Njomo further urged the revenue department to put in place an appraisal
performance system and give incentives to revenue administrators who perform satisfactorily.
Specially nominated member Hon. Kepha Kariuki who moved the motion urged the executive to consider having a tax payers’
education day to create awareness and sensitization on revenue collection as this would greatly improve compliance.
While contributing to the debate, Hon. Beatrice Mitaru who represents people living with disability urged members to
sensitize residents in their respective wards on the need for tax compliance as this would boost the County resource
envelop hence reduce dependence on shareable revenue whose disbursement often delays.
The members were speaking yesterday while adopting a report on the comparative study
tour of Coastal Counties on revenue enhancement and automation.

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