County by County

With the new Constitution and devolution a lot more about what should be done is now decided in the counties. At the heart of decision making is the county budget. No expenditure if it is not budgeted. That is the principle. So it is important for a journalist to know how and when the budget is formulated, to follow and report on the process. Then the Kenyan citizen will be able to judge by him/her self if he likes what politicians and administrators do.

Hints for Reporting on Budget Issues

When reporting on the County Budgets look out for the following: What are the priorities of the County as set…

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Migori County keeps operating illegally without Finance Bill

Migori County Government has illegally been collecting revenue without a finance act in place for the financial year 2018/2019. This…

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How To Intepret Auditor General Reports

It is easy to accuse somebody of “embezzlement of funds” or “misappropriation” when reporting about the audit reports produced by…

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Delay of County Budget Papers May Cause Trouble

Several County Assemblies in Kenya are once again on an illegal path with the budget making process. Already several critical…

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Counties Illegally Spent Millions to Finance Sports Activities

Counties have been spending millions of shillings annually to finance employees and Members of the County Assemblies (MCAs) to participate…

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How to pick a story from the CIDP

How to pick and pursue Stories for Follow-Up-Reporting from your CIDP (County Integrated Development Plan). Now that the first term…

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Download Page: County Integrated Development Plans

Updated February 4, 2019: Still, not all of the new County Integrated Development Plans can be found on the counties’…

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Kakamega MCAs Cost 12 Times as Much as Turkana MCAs – Why?

The latest Report of the Controller of Budget on the Budget Implementation in the counties in the financial year 2017/2018…

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Analysed: The huge Gaps in MCA Sitting Allowances

The Budget Implementation report by the Controller of Budget (CoB) for the financial year 2017/2018 reveals massive differences and massive…

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Still Missing: 14 New County Plans for 2018 – 2022

14 of the new 47 County Integrated Development Plans for 2018 to 2022 are still missing on our download page,…

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