According to COG, the total amount owed to counties by the Treasury amount to Sh 103,111,993,876 billion.
Council of Governors Finance and Planning Chairman Fernandes Barasa says the delay in disbursing county funds has paralysed key operations in the counties.
The Kakamega Governor noted that the last disbursement to counties was done on 23rd December 2022 for October 2022 allocations.
“We note with great concern that to date, the National Treasury has not disbursed a total of Sh103,111,993,876 to county governments. The delayed disbursements have affected service delivery, especially essential services,” Barasa said.
Sh10,611,993,876 is owed for October allocation while Sh31,450,000,000 is owed for November allocation.
An additional Sh29,600,000,000 is owed to all the counties for December allocation and Sh31,450,000,000 for January 2023 allocation.
“On average, the National Treasury is 3 months behind in terms of disbursement. There is also a need for a lasting solution to be reached with regards to the perennial delays,” said Barasa.
Delayed disbursement of funds to counties has always been blamed on missed revenue targets by the Kenya Revenue Authority.