The Proposed Budget

Back side of 50 Kenyan Shillings note

The proposed budget is a document presenting the government’s proposed revenues, spending and priorities for a financial year.

The proposed budget is to be submitted to the County Assembly by the 30th April of each year.

It is prepared following ceilings set out in the County Fiscal strategy Paper. The document is further prepared with the publc’s input.

Allocations to the various sectors must not surpass the ceilings that were set out in the CFSP. All that the County Assembly committee on Budget does is to align the proposed budget to the CFSP. The County Assembly can also do reallocations in the programmes within the sector but cannot interfere with the overall ceiling of a department.

The budget is passed by the County Assemblies before being signed by Governors and eventually gazetted as the then approved budget.