Kenyans need to be involved in revenue sharing debate

What you need to know:

  • While population is important, it is not specific enough to identify population needs for those services that counties are meant to provide.
    Second, citizens felt that the formula should do more to take into account both fiscal capacity and fiscal effort.
  • The CRA has also made some changes to fiscal responsibility that touch on issues raised by citizens. First, it has reduced the weight on this parameter to one per cent.

For the last couple of years, my organisation, International Budget Partnership Kenya, has pushed to democratise the revenue-sharing process.

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