Political Kenyan https://www.politicalkenyan.com Mon, 22 May 2017 09:30:09 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 How the National and County Governments Share the National Revenue https://www.politicalkenyan.com/the-vertical-sharing-of-national-revenue-kenya/ https://www.politicalkenyan.com/the-vertical-sharing-of-national-revenue-kenya/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 09:00:00 +0000 http://www.politicskenya.net/uncategorized/the-vertical-sharing-of-national-revenue-in-kenya/ The Vertical Sharing Of National Revenue in Kenya

Article 202 of the Constitution of Kenya provides for the vertical sharing of national revenue in Kenya. Vertical sharing refers to the sharing of revenue raised nationally (equitable share) between the national and the county governments. The national and county governments should share the revenue collected nationally equitably between them. Article 202 also provides for additional […]

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Why the “Don’t Care” Attitude by Kenyans Undermines Development https://www.politicalkenyan.com/public-attitude-undermines-development/ https://www.politicalkenyan.com/public-attitude-undermines-development/#comments Thu, 18 May 2017 11:00:16 +0000 http://www.politicskenya.net/?p=1125 Why the “Don’t Care” Attitude by Kenyans Undermines Development

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto unveiled some projects in Kiambu County in the past. Someone asked on Facebook whether these projects were under the national government or the county government. One person commented saying. “Who cares? Service delivery is what people need, not where it came from, why, how, etc…” Another said, […]

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How Uhuru and Ruto have Forsaken the Youth in Public Appointments https://www.politicalkenyan.com/uhuru-and-ruto-forsaken-youth/ https://www.politicalkenyan.com/uhuru-and-ruto-forsaken-youth/#comments Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:13 +0000 http://www.politicskenya.net/?p=845 How Uhuru and Ruto have Forsaken the Youth in Public Appointments

The Uhuru and Ruto government first appointed old guard to plum state jobs. They ignored qualified and experienced young people and young professionals. Yet, to make the matter worse, the old guard are old politicians and political losers they recycled. The old guard were in the past governments. Some of them date back to the independence regime. […]

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Kenya Risks Another Post-Election Violence Due to Tribalism https://www.politicalkenyan.com/kenya-risks-violence-because-of-tribalism/ https://www.politicalkenyan.com/kenya-risks-violence-because-of-tribalism/#comments Thu, 11 May 2017 10:20:03 +0000 https://www.politicalkenyan.com/?p=6832 Kenya Risks Another Post-Election Violence if we Don't Stop Tribalism

By Sitati Wasilwa  We have anchored Kenyan politics on peoples’ ethnic orientations for some years. Perhaps, this confirms and affirms that ethnic barons have hijacked the ideals of patriotism and nationhood. Our predecessors championed for these ideals strongly during independence. We need to appreciate one socio-cultural aspect that prevails in our country. This aspect is ethnic diversity. We […]

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Why Kenyans in the Diaspora Must Unite or Perish https://www.politicalkenyan.com/diaspora-kenyans-unite-or-perish/ https://www.politicalkenyan.com/diaspora-kenyans-unite-or-perish/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 06:30:36 +0000 https://www.politicalkenyan.com/?p=6841 Why Kenyans in the Diaspora Must Unite or Perish

By Boniface Mwangi I have been coming to America almost every year since 2008. I travelled here for the first time to cover the 2008 US elections while working for a local newspaper. Since then, I have travelled extensively within the USA. I have met wonderful people and made life-long friendships. My trips have taken me […]

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Are Kenyan County Governments Always on a Looting Spree? https://www.politicalkenyan.com/are-kenyan-county-governments-always-on-a-looting-spree/ https://www.politicalkenyan.com/are-kenyan-county-governments-always-on-a-looting-spree/#respond Thu, 04 May 2017 08:41:56 +0000 https://www.politicalkenyan.com/?p=6765 Are Kenyan County Governments Always on a Looting Spree?

Or is it a case of misreporting by the media? A report tabled by the Public Accounts and Investment committee of the Senate on 10 counties threw the media into a frenzy. The report incriminates the 10 county governments with various budget irregularities, especially on the lack of accountability for public funds. The irregularities range from unsupported […]

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The Four Types of Election Technology Used by IEBC https://www.politicalkenyan.com/kenyan-election-technology/ https://www.politicalkenyan.com/kenyan-election-technology/#respond Mon, 01 May 2017 06:02:30 +0000 https://www.politicalkenyan.com/?p=6812 The Four Types of Election Technology Used by IEBC

IEBC has deployed various forms of election technology to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the electoral process. Section 44 of the Election Act 2011 allows IEBC to use such technology “as it considers appropriate” in the electoral process. The Constitution also dictates that the system that the Commission adopts must be simple, accurate, verifiable, secure, accountable, […]

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County Budget and Economic Forums (CBEFs) and Public Participation https://www.politicalkenyan.com/county-budget-and-economic-forums-cbefs/ https://www.politicalkenyan.com/county-budget-and-economic-forums-cbefs/#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:38:43 +0000 https://www.politicalkenyan.com/?p=6808 County Budget and Economic Forums (CBEFs) and Public Participation

By James Muraguri Public participation is a phrase that has gained prominence since the promulgation of the new constitution. In meetings I have attended across the counties, participants feel that the county governments are not involving them in decision-making. It is a cardinal requirement by the Constitution of Kenya 2010 for the government to involve […]

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