• Service: Advisory
  • Type: KPMG information
  • Date: 4/12/2013

Budget Transparency and Citizen Participation in Counties in Kenya 

NTA launches a guide to empower citizens to actively participate in the County Budget process to enhance prudent use of devolved resources.

The centralized system of government in Kenya can be traced to the colonial days when it was meant to exclusively serve the interests of colonial masters. Post independence saw the introduction of a quasi-federal system that never was. Political support for the system dwindled and the independence government actively reverted to recentralization of the state reintroducing challenges of a centralized system the country had struggled with until the promulgation of the current constitution in 2010. As a result, Kenyans have invested high hopes in devolution as a means of eliminating development imbalance and poverty.