Month: February 2017

Public Budget success stories

28th February 2017

Success Stories from Participatory Budgeting Do we have success stories on the efforts many Kenyans are making to participate in policy making? The answer varies depending on who you ask and where you refer to.  Over the years, we have made it our business to find out what is going on in government through participatory […]

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state department for Interior

Kenya State Department of Interior Proposed Budget 2017

27th February 2017

STATE DEPARTMENT FOR INTERIOR BUDGET UPDATES Summary  Total proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017/2018 is Ksh. 125.4 billion out of which  Recurrent expenditure is Ksh. 106.8 billion and  Development expenditure is Ksh. 18.6 billion  The total budget for the State Department for Interior budget was cut by Ksh. 340.7 million. The Special Initiatives Sub-Programme received […]

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Civil Aid

Kenya Ministry of Defence Civil Aid Budget cuts

26th February 2017

THE CIVIL AID BUDGET UNDER MINISTRY OF DEFENCE WILL SUFFER IF ENACTED WITHOUT AMENDMENTS  The National Treasury has proposed a total budget of Ksh. 103.6 for the  Kenya Ministry of Defence. This is an increase by Ksh. 4.9 billion from Ksh. 98.7 billion allocated in FY 2016/2017 to the proposed Ksh. 103.6 billion. Most of […]

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Adventures on road trip to Garissa

22nd February 2017

Love from Fellow Travelers Today Wednesday 22nd Feb 2017 we traveled from Nairobi to Garissa. Garissa is situated to the North Eastern part of Kenya. Garissa County is mostly pastoralist and some irrigation farming is practiced.   Read More: EQUITY AND BUDGET This is my fourth time coming to Garissa town on business. It has […]

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Equity Kenya’s Budget 2017

22nd February 2017

EQUITY AND BUDGET  Equity is the treatment of different people differently. The International Budget Partnership has in the recent past explored the issue of equity at length.  In this blog article, we are exploring the issue of equity and budget through the use of funds. There are approximately 46 public funds which are expected to […]

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NAIROBI PUBLIC HEARING

21st February 2017

CFSP PUBLIC HEARING, NAIROBI CITY COUNTY Yesterday I was privileged to be part of public participation forum on the County Fiscal Strategy Paper (CFSP) at the Charter Hall, Nairobi. On our way to the venue, we had a conversation with a friend on what should he prioritized if he was in a position to influence […]

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What to look for in the Draft Budget Estimates 2017/2018

19th February 2017

The International Budget Partnership (IBP_Kenya) is doing a wonderful job in strengthening the capacity of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the media in Kenya to analyze and interrogate the draft budget estimates.  Last year, the IBP_Kenya brought together organizations interested in analyzing the draft budget estimates and present proposals thereof.  Read More: Kenya budget estimates […]

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Kenya budget estimates in FY 2017/2018

19th February 2017

I’m currently working towards having a better understanding of the national draft budget which are in the public domain. For this purpose I will use four main parameters. This is my effort in seeking to understand the Kenya budget estimates and the related policy changes.  This is very important as I seek to to understand […]

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Kenya Wage Bill increases as elections nears

18th February 2017

The International Monetary Fund has reported that Kenya is one of the countries where the wage bill increase as the general elections approach. The other countries are: Moldova and Kosovo. Averagely, the wage bill will increase by 0.53% during the election year. The IMF is worried whether this increased spending will be sustainable after the […]

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STRATEGIES TO WEANED AU DONOR DEPENDENCE

10th February 2017

CAN AU BE WEANED OUT OF DONOR DEPENDENCE A high powered team was picked by Paul Kagame of Rwanda to find a formula for prevent AU Donor Dependence. The list of experts are as follows: Donald Kaberuka – Former president of AfDB Carlos Lopes – former executive secretary of UN Economic Commission for Africa Cristina […]

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My story as an Amateur film Maker 

9th February 2017

THE FOUNDING OF AN AMATEUR FILM MAKER  For many years, I’ve always been attracted to photography and film-making. It all started by accident since my father was a photographer. He was in photography for business. This is a practice where you take people’s pictures, print them on photographic paper and get paid. That is what […]

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Is the Auditor General being witch hunted?

9th February 2017

Someone wants the Auditor General out of Office  Over the last few months, there has been a campaign to have the Auditor General prosecuted for corruption. He was being accused for overpricing the software that he used to revel the rot in the National Youth Service (NYS) saga. The director of prosecution Mr. Keriako Tobiko cleared […]

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Khizr Khan speaks against Trump’s Anti-Muslim Executive Order

8th February 2017

Khizr Khan speaks against Trump’s Anti-Muslim Executive Order Khizr Khan is the father of Humayun (a military man who died in Iraq defending his team from suicide bombers) and the face of resistance against Donald Trump. He stood against Trump during last year’s campaigns. Khan registered his opposition to Trump’s travel policy while standing outside the US […]

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Jane Kiringai

Jane Kiringai, the new Commission of Revenue Allocation Chair

7th February 2017

JANE KIRINGAI, NEW CRA CHAIRPERSON Jane Kiringai is the new Commission of Revenue Allocation Chair. She was formerly a senior economist at the World Bank. She was head-hunted by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Jane replaced the former CRA chair Mr. Micah Cheserem. The previous commission served up to December, 2016. Jane has a lot of work […]

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UNITED NATIONS CHIEF REBUKES TRUMP

7th February 2017

United Nations chief Rebukes Trump over Travel Ban The United Nations chief rebukes Trump over his new travel ban for Muslims. He said that the policy is “regrettable” and a cause of confusion for many people.  That notwithstanding, Trump’s actions are supported by the house speaker.    The speaker said that the president has the responsibility […]

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Trumps should Learn American History

6th February 2017

Trump Should Learn some American History Trump is unraveling feathers not only in America but across the globe and it seems that he does not understand the American history. He is even shifting American values. Every day of the week comes with its own new decrees. On Thursday, he moved furthest from the norms by […]

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Donald Trump Against Cuba relations with USA

5th February 2017

DONALD TRUMP IS AGAINST CUBA RELATIONS WITH USA Barrack Obama rejuvenated the relationships between Cuba relations with USA. He was the first president to visit Cuba since President Calvin Coolidge had visited Cuba in 1928. A whole century in between. This new relationship created between the Americas is being threatened by the new President Donald […]

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Let’s embrace Transfer Pricing to get more income from our minerals!!!

4th February 2017

PROPER TRANSFER PRICING CAN LEAD TO HIGHER REVENUES FOR AFRICAN COUNTRIES  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) beliefs that African countries can get more revenues from mining through engaging in proper transfer pricing. A few African countries have real enjoyed revenues generated from the mining industry. Still many have not. Research findings from the natural resources […]

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