Introduction to Siaya County

2nd August 2019

Introduction to Siaya County Introduction This article is about Siaya County integrated development plan. The law requires that all county governments must formulate their five-year plans.   Siaya County government is headed by Cornel Rasanga as the Governor who is deputized by George Okode. Siya County is one of the six counties in the Nyanza region. […]

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Are Counties adequately funded in Kenya?

11th June 2019

Are Counties adequately funded in Kenya? Allocations to counties have been declining as the share for national government rises. Resources raised by parastatals are not part of the national budget. Katiba Institute is challenging that through a legal process. Kamoto Waiganjo, the city, lawyers and former member of CIC called for strengthening the Senate. He […]

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Equity or equality in allocation of resources at the counties?

26th January 2019

Allocation of resources in Kenya has mostly been based on the concept of equality instead of equity. This practice should re-evaluated.

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County Audit Reports: Budget Watch Episode 1

25th November 2017

County Audit Reports: Budget Watch Episode 1 In this series, we will be highlighting main issues identified by the Office of Auditor General (OAG) in various County Audit reports. This is an introductory video. In the next episodes, we will be focusing on various counties to see what the financial audit reports has to say […]

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3 Counties Pay MCAs More than SRC Set Guidelines

26th June 2017

3 Counties Pay MCAs More than SRC Set Guidelines Homa Bay, Trans Nzoia and Murang’a paid their MCAs more in monthly allowances that the Ksh. 124,800 set by Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC). The reports from Officer of Controller of Budget (OCoB) indicates that in the 3 counties each Member of County Assembly (MCA) was […]

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Cash Flow Challenges in Kenya Government

25th June 2017

 WHY THE DELAYS IN CASH FLOWS TO COUNTIES Last week, the International Budget Partnership (IBP) presented their findings on fiscal performance of national and county governments in Kenya. They focused on cash flows to counties. They pointed out that there is a huge data gap that bars objective analysis of cash flow. The whole matter […]

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Counties to receive Ksh. 302 Billion in the next financial year

18th June 2017

Counties Given Sh302bn after end of Stalemate between National Assembly and Senate There has been a standoff on the amount that should be allocated to counties as equitable share. The stalemate was between the Senate and National Assembly. The good news is that the stalemate has been resolved at last.  Now counties are going to […]

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Find out how governors Misappropriate Public Funds

9th April 2017

Misappropriation of Funds at the Counties The Senate Finance Committee has accused governors of misappropriating funds through single sourcing and violating procurement laws. It is unfortunate that a number of governors are banking public funds in personal bank accounts. Read More: Jubilee Party Harnessing the Power of Professionals Reasons for banking in personal accounts Ken […]

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What are the Stages of County Budget Process in Kenya?

12th October 2016

This video prepared by International Budget Partnership (IBP) Kenya explains the budget process in Kenya. MAJOR STAGES IN THE BUDGET-MAKING PROCESS AT THE COUNTY LEVEL  Formulation – Executive arm of government, public Approval – County Assembly Implementation- Executive Audit – County Assembly MAJOR DOCUMENTS PRODUCED BY THE COUNTY GOVERNMENTS  Annual Development Plans County Budget Review […]

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Functions of Counties and National Government in Kenya

26th September 2014

The Forth Schedule of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 clearly defines the functions of the counties and national governments. At first, it was confusing to an extent that the counties performed functions that were supposed to be performed by the National government. A good example was security. A number of counties purchase motor vehicles for […]

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Symposium to Create Shared Value in Kenya Agribusiness

21st March 2014

The following is an analysis of various agricultural efforts made my counties around the country in Kenya. Read and enjoy! The content on this article is about shared value:  Nyeri County Nyeri County has a population of 693,558 people according to recent statistics from the county offices. She produces 6,000 MT of coffee every year. […]

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