Month: June 2019

Kenya Revenue Authority file returns

30th June 2019

Kenya Revenue Authority file Returns It is compulsory for all taxpayers to make Kenya Revenue Authority file returns every year. Today is the eve of a new  financial year, 2019/2020. As you may be aware, in Kenya all financial years commence on the 1st of July.  Today being 30th June means those of you who […]

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Highlights of Nakuru County CIDP 2018-2022

30th June 2019

Highlights of Nakuru County CIDP 2018-2022 Introduction The name Nakuru means ‘a dusty place’ in the Maasai language-in reference to frequent whirlwinds that engulf the area with clouds of dust. According to Nakuru County development plan 2018 – 2022, the dominant communities in Nakuru County are Kikuyu and Kalenjin. Nakuru is an agricultural rich County […]

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What do economists do?

29th June 2019

What do economists do? This is a serious question I’m asking you this morning. I visited some people this morning and when they asked me what I do for my living, I responded,  “I’m an economist,” I responded.  This got them more confused than before. So i decided to write a blog article about the […]

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Nairobians, are we in Winter?

29th June 2019

Nairobians, are we in Winter? Nairobi City is a place of low tempratures in the month of July. For many years, the entire of July is a very cold month in Nairobi and its environs. However, it cannot get as cold as Nyahururu and Limuru. These two counties are the undisputed champions of very cold […]

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AFCON 2019

28th June 2019

AFCON 2019   AFCON 2019 is organized by Confederation of African Football (CAF). It’s 32nd edition is being held in Cairo Egypt. The Afcon 2019 games were initially scheduled to take place in Cameroon. However, this was changed due to failure of the country to develop relevant infrastructure projects.  Cameroon had also won the previous […]

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Everyone is entitled to their own opinions

28th June 2019

Everyone is entitled to own opinions On 27 June, 2019 I learnt through experience that every own has a right to believe in certain ideals.  We were discussing about strategies that the national government can use to deal with corruption once for all! We ventilated on how the state agencies responsible for fighting corruption are […]

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Capacity building for Kawangware Nairobi residents

27th June 2019

Capacity building for Kawangware Nairobi residents On 27 June 2019, I spent most of my morning building the capacity of residents of Kawangware Nairobi area.  We highlighted the four main stages of county planning and budgeting process.  I was impressed that we had finally reached the unserved section of the society. That is people who […]

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Kisii County Integrated Development Plan 2018 – 2022

26th June 2019

Kisii County Integrated Development Plan 2018 – 2022 CONTENT General information about Kisii County Implementation of the previous CIDP 2013-2017; Challenges which faced the implementation of 2013-2017 CIDP Development Priorities in Kisii CIDP 2018-2022 General Information Administrative Units  Kisii County is divided into 11 Sub-Counties, 33 Divisions, 103 Locations and 237 Sub-Locations. These administrative units […]

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Kakamega County Integrated Development Plan 2018-2022

20th June 2019

Kakamega County Integrated  Development Plan 2018-2022 1.0 Background to Kakamega County  Land Area: 3,051.3 square kilometers Population: According to 2009 Census Report, Kakamega had a population of 1,660,651 people. Projected to be growing at a rate of 2.5%. The current population is currently projected to be 2,079,669 people by 2018. It is the second most […]

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Mombasa County Health budget analysis 2018/2019

18th June 2019

Mombasa County health budget analysis 2018/2019  BUDGET-TRACKING FOR HEALTH SECTOR MOMBASA COUNTY Presented by: Geoffrey Kerosi Venue: Methodist Church Hall, Tononoka Outline Abuja Declaration Stages of Budget Process in Kenya – Formulation, Approval, Implementation and Oversight. National Government- The Big Four Agenda, Universal Healthcare Coverage Reasons for budget tracking Recommendations for consideration Introduction The objective […]

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Kisumu County budget allocation on development projects for FY 2019/2020

16th June 2019

Kisumu County budget allocation on Development Projects for FY 2019/2020 Kisumu County Treasury has proposed to Construction of Governor’s residence at a cost of Ksh. 25 million while the construction of the Deputy Governor’s residence has been allocated Ksh. 30 million shillings for FY 2019/2020. Construction of Ward and Village Administrator’s Offices will cost the […]

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Headaches in Kenya Sugar Production

16th June 2019

Headaches in Kenya Sugar Production Kenya Sugar production faces a lot of challenges. In Nov 2018, President Kenyatta appointed a Task Force to review sugar industry and make recommendation on addressing sector challenges.  The government will pay all outstanding debts owned by the sugarcane farmers and later implement the recommendations given by the task force.  […]

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Kenya National Sovereign Wealth Fund

15th June 2019

Kenya National Sovereign Wealth Fund Kenya National sovereign Wealth Fund bill is awaiting approval by the legislature. In order to achieve sustainable use of natural resources, Kenya will soon export crude oil. Kenya has in place the Kenya Sovereign Wealth Fund Bill which is undergoing legal drafting before submission to parliament for approval. Creation of […]

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Green Economy Strategy

15th June 2019

Green Economy Strategy Green Economy strategy by the government aims at conserving the environment. The national government has ban on single use plastics in all protected areas such as beaches, National Parks, conservation areas and forests. This ban shall comment into effect on 5 June 2020. Wikipedia defines Green Economy as “an economy that aims […]

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Public Private Partnership Projects (PPPs) in Kenya

15th June 2019

Public Private Partnership Projects (PPPs) in Kenya Cabinet Secretary for Treasury revealed that the following Public Private Partnership projects are being implemented under the PPP framework:  The Nairobi-Nakuru-Mau Summit Toll Road Projects JKIA – James Gichuru Expressway Project   Read More: Learn more about PPPs in Kenya  – Urban housing renewal and generation policy   […]

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Boda Boda business in Kenya to bear the blunt side of Kenya’s budget for FY 2019/2020

15th June 2019

Boda Boda business in Kenya to bear the blunt side of Kenya’s budget for FY 2019/2020 In order to mitigate the risk associated with boda boda business in Kenya, the National Treasury has proposed to amend the Motor Vehicle Third Party Risks Rules to require all passenger carrying boda boda and tuk tuks to have […]

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Here is how the Kenya National Treasury will raise resources to finance Budget for FY 2019/2020?

15th June 2019

Here is how the Kenya National Treasury will raise resources to finance Budget for FY 2019/2020? New Taxation measures introduced by the Kenya National Treasury are expected to generate an additional Ksh. 37 billion in revenues. The Kenya National Treasury has proposed the review of Capital Gains Tax legislation to enhance fairness and equity. The […]

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What will be the cost of fighting corruption in Kenya budget FY 2019/2020?  

15th June 2019

What will be the cost of fighting corruption in Kenya budget FY 2019/2020?   All Ministries Departments and Agencies are required to publish all procurement details on the Public Procurement Information Portal. The public Procurement Regulatory Authority is in the process of publishing contracts awarded on a monthly basis. Up to now, 385 public entities […]

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What is the size of Kenya National Security budget in FY 2019/2020?

15th June 2019

What is the size of Kenya National Security budget in FY 2019/2020? A total of Ksh. 326.5 billion was allocated as Kenya National Security budget for security agencies out of which Ksh. 121.6 billion was for Defense; Ksh. 37.7 billion for National Intelligence Services (NIS) and Ksh. 26.9 billion for Prisons Department).  The State Department […]

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Allocation for Big Four Agenda in Kenya in 2019/2020 Budget

15th June 2019

Allocation for Big Four Agenda in Kenya in 2019/2020 Budget All the Big Four Agenda in Kenya were allocated a total of Ksh. 450.9 billion. 1.0 Universal Health Care Coverage (UHC) 47.8 billon was allocated to UHC Scaling UHC to all counties NHIF cover will be provided for the elderly people as well as severely […]

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