Counties with clean records to receive 3.8 billion world bank grants


23rd April 2019

By Muli Muli

The Kenya Devolution Support Programme (KDSP), a World Bank initiative, has listed 21 counties with the most prudent use of public resources.

The counties will reportedly receive Ksh3.8 billion grant to support capacity building and technical assistance at the county level.

According to media reports the assessment was based on key areas which included public finance management; planning, monitoring, and evaluation; human resources and performance management; devolution and inter-government relations; and civic education and public participation

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The team from KDSP further based their allocations on other factors like poverty index, population and hardship area

President Uhuru Kenyatta with all Kenyan governor In a report released on Friday by the County Annual Capacity and Performance Assessment, Nyandarua was ranked number one followed by Nyeri, while Makueni and Elgeyo-Marakwet were third and fourth respectively

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However, according to Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich, Makueni County will get the highest allocation of Ksh296 million followed by Kiambu with Ksh289 million and Kakamega with Ksh252 million

Mombasa County will get Ksh259 million, Mandera Ksh235 million, Kisii Ks 234 million, Meru Ksh232 million and Bungoma Ksh 212 million

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Other counties include Narok Ksh185 million, Elgeyo-Marakwet Ksh169 million, Laikipia Ksh161 million, Kilifi Ksh153 million and Baringo Ksh138 million

Wajir County will also get Ksh112 million with Busia getting Ksh11 million with Uasin Gishu pocketing Ksh102 million

Nakuru County was also allocated Ksh100 million with Marsabit set to bag Ksh96 million and Trans Nzoia Ksh95 million