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 under-expenditure in sitting allowances for Members of County Assemblies. Both raise serious questions on what informs the inclusion of the huge amounts in the budgets and where the differences stem from. The media can follow … Continue reading “Analysed: The huge Gaps in MCA Sitting Allowances”


Budgets for Next Year may be illegal in Kenya

Budget making in the Kenyan nation and counties is far behind schedule, raising fears that these most important documents for the financial year 2017/2018 may finally be illegal. Parliament and County Assemblies have been already waiting as long as 13 weeks for pivotal papers needed for a responsible decision making process. This makes it more … Continue reading “Budgets for Next Year may be illegal in Kenya”


Commission on Revenue Allocation

The Commission on Revenue Allocation submits recommendations to the Kenyan Parliament on how the national revenue should be divided up between the national government and the counties as well as among the counties. ( Art. 215 and 216 of the Kenyan Constitution ) See this example –  Commission on Revenue Allocations Recommendation of Nov 19, … Continue reading “Commission on Revenue Allocation”


COB – Controller of Budget

The Controller of Budget, presently Agnes Odhiambo, is in charge of overseeing the current financial operations of the state of Kenya including the counties. She is nominated by the President of Kenya for a term of eight years. Her tasks are established by Article 228 of the Constitution. The COB’s office authorizes any withdrawal from public … Continue reading “COB – Controller of Budget”


Demand the detailed COB Reports

The Controller of Budget, presently Agnes Odhiambo, is in charge of overseeing the current financial operations of the state of Kenya including the counties. According to the Constitution, the Controller of Budget is supposed to approve all monies before they are withdrawn for expenditure. She is obliged to submit four monthly – in effect they are … Continue reading “Demand the detailed COB Reports”