Disregard for public finance act, laws and regulations and poor financial management skills in the counties could undermine devolution, the chairman of the
He said while counties can impose levies on property, land rates and services, they cannot collect taxes as this is the preserve of the national government.
Agreeing with Kerrow was Nicholas Letting who pointed out unqualified as well as incompetent staff in counties, weak internal controls and poor planning, record keeping and accounting systems as some of the key challenges to prudential financial management.
"There is great need for capacity building so as to enforce transparency and accountability in the management of resources, and enable county assemblies carry out their function."
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