City Hall Revenue Hits Half a Billion in 15 Days as Sonko Crackdown Continues
The Nairobi County revenue for the first two weeks of September has doubled in the wake of Sonko’s crackdown.
In the first two weeks of September 2017, cash collection rose from just below Sh200 million to over Sh500 million as the county moved to crack down on cartels who are accused of siphoning money from the coffers.
According to a Revenue Report for 01/09-15/09/2017 prepared by acting head of revenue Agnes Kisaka, total banking was recorded at Sh532,296,125, of which Sh240,595,897.00 was obtained through Jambo pay.
The records indicate that the county had the highest daily collection of Sh99,752,831.68 on September 7, an indicator that the county is on track to meet the Sh100 million daily collection projections set by Sonko.
Before the county moved to seal loopholes, records at City Hall indicated that about Sh14 million was collected daily from 14 streams while revenue from the other 122 couldn’t be corroborated.
“Our target is to collect Sh3 billion per month. Indeed from the two weeks, if we have realised about a half a billion just from the 14 revenue streams. It means we can achieve our target once the automation of all the 136 streams is done,” Sonko said yesterday.