Do you want to know how much devolution funds your county has received and how they have spent it? Well, this is now possible.
On July 12th 2017, The Commission on Revenue Allocation launched an integrated devolution data portal, a one-stop shop where stakeholders and the public can access data and information on devolution and fiscal decentralization. The web portal will serve as a central information repository and analytics platform on devolution.
The portal will also provide information on key legislation enacted by county governments, public participation forums in addition to fees, taxes and charges for various services offered by county governments.
It contains information data from the counties. The initial phase contains information from five pilot counties, namely; Migori, Nairobi, Nyeri, Kwale, and Wajir. The second phase will encompass data from all the other 42 counties. The data will also integrate with national government data sources.
The chief guest during the launch was the ICT Cabinet Secretary, Joe Mucheru. Mr Mucheru remarked that the portal was vital in assisting counties to handle governance and accountability issues.
The portal is widely seen as a response to the recent public spats between the national government and counties regarding how much funds counties had received.
The portal can be accessed at this link.