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Kenya Elections 2017: Performance

Data visualisation of the Gubernatorial race in the 2017 Kenya Election

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Race for Governor

Jubilee party won 25 Governors seats, followed by Orange Democrative Party, 13 seats. Two candidates Mohamed A. Kuti of Isiolo and Ndiritu Muriithi of Laikipia defied the odds and won as Independents

 

3 out of the 10 women who run for Governor were successful. Anne Waiguru (Jubilee/Kirinyaga) Joyce Laboso (Jubilee/Bomet) and Charity Ngilu (NARC/Kitui) beat their male counterparts to make history as Kenya’s first female County Governors.

Jubilee Party won 24 Senate seats followed by Orange Democratic Party’s 13 seats. One candidate Charles Ruebenson Kibiri of Kirinyaga defied the odds and won as an Independent.

 

Race for Senator

 

 

Susan Wakarura Kihika (Jubilee/Nakuru), Fatuma Dullo (Jubilee/Isiolo) and Margaret Jepkoech Kamar (Jubilee/Uasin Gishu) were elected to the Senate.

Jubilee Party won 139 seats in the National Assembly, followed by Orange Democratic Party with 63 seats. Thirteen candidates won as Independents.

National Assembly

22 women were elected to the National Assembly

 

Women Representatives

Majority of elected Women Representative are from the jubilee party.

 

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Kenya Budget 2018/19

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Kenya Budget 2018/19

At Sh3 trillion (US$29 billion), Kenya’s budget for the 2018/2019 financial year is the highest spending plan in Kenya’s financial history, an increase of 10% from the previous financial year.  According to Treasury, just over half or Sh1.74 trillion (US$19 billion) will be raised through taxes and government fees while another Sh558 billion will be raised from domestic and external borrowing, including concessional loans which, via a combination of lower interest rates and longer grace periods, are acquired from donor countries and institutions on terms substantially more generous than market loans. However, this will still leave a Sh772 billion hole in the government’s books.

The budget has been widely observed as a balancing act between implementing the strategic big four agenda -boosting manufacturing activities, enhancing food and nutrition security, achieving universal health coverage and supporting the construction of at least 500,000 affordable houses by 2022 – and financing other government commitments.

However, the budget hits ordinary consumers the hardest through increases in taxes on essential goods and services, including flour and bread, fuel and electricity. Further, a 0.5% tax on employee’s gross monthly salary to go to the National Housing Development Fund alongside a matching contribution by employers, has been introduced. The well-heeled will also pay more for high powered luxury vehicles, duty on which has been increased from 20% to 30%.

The budget comes against a backdrop of massive corruption scandals that have stalked the Jubilee administration since it came into power in 2013.

Sources: National Assembly’s Budget and Appropriation Committee, Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) 2016/17 Report and newspaper reports.

Written by Joe Kobuthi, compiled by Juliet Atellah and designed by Bwana Mdogo.

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A Visual History of Corruption Scandals in Kenya 2013 – 2018

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Explore the corruption scandal timeline here.

Odipodev is a data analytics and research firm operating out of Nairobi. They can be contacted on team@odipodev.com

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NATIONAL INSECURITY: Extra Judicial Executions in Kenya (2013-2017)

Data visualisation from the Independent Medico Legal Unit (IMLU) reports on extra-judicial executions in Kenya between 2013 and 2017. By JULIET ATELLAH

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