The 2010 Constitution which is citizen- centered in governance requires all state institutions both at the national and county government level to ensure that citizens are involved in decision-making through public participation. However, full implementation of this constitutional provision remains a challenge since the process is either hijacked by politicians and public officials dictating or … Continue reading “What The Constitution Says About Public Participation Amid Referenda Push”
Currently there is no law to effect the constitutional provisions on public participation by public institutions other than a policy on the requirement developed by the Attorney General’s office in September 2018 for taxpayer-funded bodies to follow. (https://www.statelaw.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/DOC-20181113-WA0023.doc) The policy defines public participation as the process where citizens including individuals, groups or communities (stakeholders) get … Continue reading “What The Constitution Says About Public Participation Amid Referenda Push”
According to the IMF World Economic Outlook database, October 2018, the percentage of public debt to GDP in Kenya from 2012 is 43.88 while 2018 is 56.101. To be precise the country owes more than half the value of its economic output (GDP).The level of government debt has continued to increase from the early 2000. … Continue reading “Kenya Overburdened by Debt”
The County Governments Act is a key document about institutions and their functions in the Kenyan counties.