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Kenya Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Report 2017

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Kenya Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Report 2017

The national treasury released the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Report last week as required by section 27 of the Public Finance Management Act 2012. 

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The following Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are involved in preparing for elections: 

  • Independent and Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC)
  • State Department for Interior
  • National Intelligence Services (NIS)
  • Registrar of Political Parties 
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Independent Police Oversight Authority (IPOA)
  • The Judiciary 
  • The Presidency 
  • National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC)
  • Immigration and Registration of Persons 

External Risks facing Kenya 

  1. slow global economic growth 
  2. low demand for goods and services from Kenya at the global market 
  3. uncertainties in policy stances by the new US administration 
  4. Brexit 
  5. rising protectionism among developed world countries 
  6. geopolitical risks 

Domestic risks facing Kenyan economy 

  1. Drought 
  2. private sector credit slow-down 
  3. inflated public expenditure 
  4. uncertainties associated with the run-up to 2017 General elections

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  1. Nyorude Nyorude 25th July 2017

    I have seen the report. Our elections remains the most expensive in the region (EA). Is it because the Kenyan voter has become too expensive or it is the process that is damn expensive?

    • Editor-in-Chief Editor-in-Chief Post author | 25th July 2017

      Dear Nyorude,

      I think voters are not expensive. It’s because of the politics of tokenism practiced by our founding fathers. They used to dish money on the road side during their meet the people tours. It became a tradition. That is where we are trapped.

      Regards,

      G.K.

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