Ny­ong’o crit­i­cises Ranguma over poor rev­enue col­lec­tion, says Sh800 mil­lion too low for Kisumu

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nyanza -

Kisumu Se­na­tor Anyang Ny­ong’o has blamed Gover­nor Jack Ranguma for low rev­enue col­lec­tion.

Ny­ong’o said Kisumu town alone col­lected around Sh1 bil­lion when Ranguma took of­fice in 2013 and the col­lec­tion should have in­creased to around Sh 1.5 bil­lion.

Speak­ing in Ki­bos on Fri­day, he said the county cur­rently col­lects Sh800 mil­lion an­nu­ally, com­pared to Meru’s Sh3 bil­lion.

The se­na­tor faulted the county gov­ern­ment for not hav­ing a city man­age­ment board and di­rec­tor to run the city and get more rev­enue.

Ny­ong’o is eye­ing the gover­nor po­si­tion. He said it is time he came back to the county to im­prove rev­enue and spur de­vel­op­ment.

Ny­ong’o said he must come back to Kisumu and do what he did when he was Plan­ning min­is­ter, to re­vive the county’s econ­omy.

He said he in­tro­duced an eco­nomic re­cov­ery strat­egy for wealth and job cre­ation. Ny­ong’o said Kisumu res­i­dents must work to­gether to save the county.

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Se­na­tor Anyang Ny­ong’o with Gover­nor Jack Ranguma dur­ing Lupita’s home­com­ing in Seme in July last year

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