THE STAR: counties will share Sh307 billion in the 2016/17 Budget, including some Sh3.8 billion in loans and grants, Treasury has proposed.

According to the 2016/17 Budget Policy Statement, the equitable share for the 47 counties will be Sh285 billion, up from Sh259 billion in the current financial year.

The devolved units will also receive an additional allocation of Sh18.2 billion for free maternal health, leasing of medical equipment, Level 5 hospitals and road repairs.

Nairobi will get the largest allocation, of Sh15.3 billion, followed by Turkana, which will get Sh11.8 billion and Kakamega’s Sh10.6 billion.

Others in the top five allocations are Mandera, which will get the fourth largest allocation, Sh10.2 billion, followed by Nakuru at Sh9.8 billion.

Lamu will get the least allocation at Sh2.5 billion, followed by Isiolo at Sh3.5 billion and Tharaka Nithi’s Sh3.6 billion.

Others in the bottom-five allocations are Taita Taveta at Sh3.87 billion and Elgeyo/Marakwet’s Sh3.86 billion.

The Commission on Revenue Allocation had recommended the allocation of Sh377.5 billion to the 47 county governments in the next financial year.

CRA said the allocation should include a Sh331.7 billion total equitable share for the counties and a further Sh44.7 billion as conditional grants.

Treasury said that there are eight conditional allocations being disbursed to the counties in 2015/16, six of them earmarked for the health sector.

According to the BPS, Sh4.3 billion will go to the counties for free maternal healthcare, while Sh4.5 billion will be used for leasing of medical equipment.

In addition, 11 Level 5 hospitals will share Sh4 billion while Sh900 million will be used to compensate the counties for user fees foregone in medical facilities.

There is also a Sh200 million allocation as a special purpose grant for supporting access to emergency medical services in the Lamu and Tana River counties.

County Allocations 2016/17 Financial Year in KSh

Baringo
Bungoma - 8,870,883,103

Busia - 6,279,682,705

Elgeyo/Marakwet - 3,861,931,534

Embu - 4,666,164,240

Garissa - 7,046,599,071

Homa Bay - 6,545,171,052

Isiolo - 3,556,849,145

Kajiado - 5,231,598,422

Kakamega - 10,675,536,074

Kericho - 5,245,788,652

Kiambu - 9,057,178,400

Kilifi - 8,718,739,315

Kirinyaga - 4,110,570,627

Kisii - 8,615,014,591

Kisumu - 6,991,710,087

Kitui - 8,436,594,415

Kwale - 6,019,918,339

Laikipia - 4,081,024,712

Lamu - 2,521,242,318

Machakos - 8,117,560,933

Makueni - 6,865,922,921

Mandera - 10,202,199,694

Marsabit - 5,950,843,692

Meru - 9,473,803,41

Migori - 6,939,235,598

Mombasa - 6,516,782,616

Muranga - 6,183,321,114

Nairobi - 15,337,765,135

Nakuru - 9,834,875,606

Nandi - 5,491,849,769

Narok - 6,158,483,294

Nyamira - 4,834,267,842

Nyandarua - 4,972,537,724

Nyeri - 5,576,261,514

Samburu - 4,111,578,496

Siaya - 5,827,436,255

Taita Taveta - 3,878,389,095

Tana River - 4,692,620,060

Tharaka Nithi - 3,688,974,425

Trans Nzoia - 5,874,905,698

Turkana - 11,897,147,665

Uasin Gishu - 6,030,878,991

Vihiga - 4,500,627,917

Wajir - 8,282,772,503

West Pokot - 5,021,222,862
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