Download Page: County Integrated Development Plans

For your convenience you may download the CIDP that you are looking for from RoGGKenya on this page. We were able to retrieve 45 of the 47 County Integrated Development Plans for the first five-year period after devolution, but not yet many of the new CIDPS for 2018 to 2022. (Status Aug 21, 2018)

The CIDPs of Kericho and Narok of 2013 to 2017 have been missing from the start. This seems to be a problem of access to information in these counties. The International Budget Partnership IBP has also mentioned they were not able to see the Narok CIDP.

Please inquire at the county administration how the media and the general public may access the CIDP of both Narok and Kericho County.

Below are the CIDPs 2013 to 2017 for the various counties, including the ones for 2018 we were able to retrieve. Please note that some of the 2018 – 2022 CIDPs may still be drafts which are in the public participation process – even if the file is not marked as a draft.

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Note: The CIDP documents are public documents to be used by everybody. But this collection along with this download-page is protected by copyright. If you paste and copy the list to your own website we require you to attribute the source AND provide a link to

CIDP 2013 – 2017 CIDP 2018 – 2022
Baringo 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Bomet 2013-17 Bomet 2018 – 2022
Bungoma 2013-17 Bungoma 2018-22
Busia 2013-17 Busia 2018-22
Elgeyo Marakwet2013-17 Elgeyo Marakwet 2018-22
Embu 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Garissa 2013-17 Garissa 2018 – 2022
HomaBay 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Isiolo 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Kajiado 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Kakamega 2013-17 Kakamega 2018-22
Kericho 2013-17: Missing Kericho 2018 – 22
Kericho 2018 – 22 Annex
Kiambu 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Kilifi 2013-17 Kilifi 2018 -22
Kilifi 2018 – 22 ANNEX
Kirinyaga 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Kisii  2013-17 Kisii 2018 – 22
Kisumu 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Kitui 2013-17 Kitui 2018-22
Kwale 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Laikipia 2013-17 Laikipia 2018 – 2022
Lamu 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Machakos 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Makueni 2013-17 in public participation: Draft
Mandera 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Marsabit 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Meru 2013-17 Makueni 2018 – 2022
Migori 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Mombasa 2013-17 Mombasa 2018 – 2022
Murang’a 2013-17 Murang’a 2018 – 2022
Nairobi 2013-17 Nairobi 2018-22
Nakuru 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Nandi 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Narok – missing Narok 2018-22
Nyamira 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Nyandarua 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Nyeri 2013-17 Nyeri 2018-22
Samburu 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Siaya 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Taita Taveta 2013-17 Taita Taveta 2018-22 (Draft?)
Tana River  2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Tharaka Nithi 2013-17 Tharaka Nithi 2018 – 2022
Trans Nzoia 2013-17 Trans Nzoia 2018-22
Turkana 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
Uasin Gishu 2013-17 Uasin Gishu 2018 – 2022 (Draft?)
Vihiga 2013-17 Vihiga 2018-22
Wajir 2013-17 not found as of Aug 21, 2018
West Pokot 2013-17 West Pokot 2018-22

Why Court Sessions make News

People like to hear and read about conflict. It’s always about one person against another: husband against wife, president against opposition leader, tenant against landlord, revenue authority versus taxpayer, neighbour against neighbour, employee versus employer, gang A against gang B, police against suspect, etc.
There are a myriad causes and characteristics of conflict, and many end up in court. Just look at the cause lists on (ext. link). A conflict will always be present in a court case – even if the proceedings remain orderly and quiet and do not entail shouting, an attack by the convicted against the magistrate like in a 2016 Nakuru case (ext. link),or even a suicide in the courtroom like the one of a Bosnian war criminal suspect at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague in November 2017 (ext. link).

Continue reading “Why Court Sessions make News”

How the law changed CDF to NG-CDF

Following the court ruling on 20th February 2015 the High Court declared the CDF Act 2013 unconstitutional hence invalid. The court stated in No. 139 of its ruling:

“First, the Act establishes CDF as a mechanism that runs parallel the constitutionally recognised governance structures. By charging it with local projects under section 22 of the CDF Act threatens to upset the division of functions between the national and county levels of governments and interfere with the county government autonomy. … “ Continue reading “How the law changed CDF to NG-CDF”

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)

Knowing what chapters are in the CIDP will greatly simplify this task. With the help of this page browse through the plan and get inspired.

With so many possible stories – why not follow your own interests? If you are interested in schools – pick the Early Childhood Education issue where your county is in charge. Are you the sports reporter? Go to that section of the CIDP. Continue reading “How to pick a story from the CIDP”

Stories from older Auditor General Reports

Even as this website goes online, in September 2016, there is still time for up-to-date reporting on the “old” Auditor General Reports on your county. These reports scrutinize the budget income and expenditure for the 2013/2014 financial year.

Why is this not an outdated issue? Precisely BECAUSE the reports have been submitted a long time ago. All deadlines are now over for everyone that WAS expected to act in response. Continue reading “Stories from older Auditor General Reports”

Tenders for special Groups

Tendering Rules for Special Groups

Procurement for special groups including youth, women and persons with disabilities. The Public Procurement and Disposal (Preference and Reservations) Regulations 2011 (ext. link)  provide a framework that guides this.

These regulations cover groups or regions that have been disadvantaged over time and cannot be able to compete favorably with more established firms and hence must be given preference. Continue reading “Tenders for special Groups”

Hints for Reporting on Budget Issues

When reporting on the County Budgets look out for the following:

  1. What are the priorities of the County as set out in the CIDP and Sectoral plans? Find out if the public was involved in the preparation of the CIDP and sectoral plans.
  2. Be keen on the Budget circle to know when to interrogate the various documents as soon as they are released. All budget documents are public.
  3. Be keen on the County Fiscal Strategy Paper (It sets out the ceilings of the various sectors and gives the priorities of the County).
  4. Look out for the CBROP (it is a scorecard of the previous financial year). Put the government to task on whether the projections and targets of the previous financial year were met.
  5. Follow up on the quarterly implementation reports of the various sectors. The reports paint a picture on whether the budget is being implemented as approved.
  6. Check out the adjustments the County Assembly makes both on the CFSP and the proposed budget and whether public input is put into consideration.
  7. Be keen whenever Supplementary Budgets are forwarded to the Assembly. They are avenues for diverting money to none core areas.
  8. Always look out for implementation reports released by the Controller of budget. They show how revenue is being collected and the absorption of funds by various sectors. They are hard to get. Keep demanding them and share them with your peers to team up for follow-up reports.
  9. Follow up and interrogate the Auditor General reports once they are tabled in the County Assembly. Highlight all areas that have audit queries and ensure you interrogate leaders of Institutions that have been mentioned.

Find Stories provides exclusive stories you can track down. All you need is just a bit of reading and first-hand research.

We will add story suggestions here as time goes by.

Not every story must cover a case of corruption.

If you find out what is working properly – fine! In the wake of constructive journalism this is also a good outcome. “News is what is different”. So good governance, is good news in a country where everybody, including the Kenyan President, expects to uncover corruption deals everywhere.