Mike Sonko to involve NYS officers in new revenue collection plan for Nairobi

Nairobi Governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko has announced new plans on revenue collection for the county.

The plans are meant to deal with graft in Nairobi County and prevent individuals from stealing money from the county and public.

The county boss got his inspiration from CoG Chairman and Kakamega county Governor Wycliffe Oparanya who sent 143 county staff on 2 months forced leave over discrepancies in the county’s revenue collection.

“Very Soon we shall emulate what Governor Oparanya did. He fired 143 revenue officers in his finance department…We will also go for their bosses in finance department,” wrote Sonko on his “>Facebook page.

He said plans are underway to engage Kenya Revenue Authority to collect revenue on behalf of the county.

Sonko also plans to formally request the National Government to send National Youth Service (NYS) officers to Nairobi County’s revenue departments.

This might be in a bid to prevent revenue collectors from pocketing cash meant for the county.

“My administration is planning to integrate our system to be printing payment receipt and license instantly at the bank during payment because this is where the biggest revenue loss and theft happens,” announced Sonko.

The new plans by Nairobi County come at a time when the counties and the national government are in a disagreement over the amount of money to disburse to counties.

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