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Kenya Elections 2017: Petitions

Data visualisation of the election petitions post the 2017 Kenya Election

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Race for Governor

35 out of 47 elected Governors have petitions in court.

Race for Senator

15 out of 47 elected members of the Senate have petitions in court.

National Assembly

98 out of 290 elected members of the National Assembly have petitions in court.

 

Women Representatives

12 out of 47 elected Women Representatives have petitions in court.

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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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