Nakuru County is likely to lose Sh 1 billion of its annual revenue allocation from the National government should Treasury make good its proposal to slash the counties revenue allocation budget by Sh 46 billion
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said that it was unfortunate the proposal; was coming at a time when the county was struggling to realize its revenue targets following the effect of COVID-19 on businesses.
He said that if it happens, then most county functions will be affected including payment of staff salaries as well as the development projects.
Already Nakuru County is struggling with a Sh 800 million shortfall in its revenue collection something which has been made worse by the closure of most businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Already the Council of Governors (CoG) has opposed the move by treasury saying that it will cripple operations of counties.
The proposal is contained in the proposed amendments to the County Allocation of Revenue Bill.
Governors are expected to meet in Nairobi to discuss the development and take a unified stand on the same.
If the budget cuts happen then Counties might be stretched financially considering some are already struggling in the midst of the corona virus pandemic.