The Citizen Handbook

Fundamentals of Devolution

Financial & Human Resources

Public Finance

Kenya's constitution provides guiding principles and framework for managing the country’s finances. Article 201 stipulates the following principles when dealing with Kenya's public finances:

   · openness, accountability and public participation in financial matters;

   · promotion of an equitable society through a fairly shared tax burden, an equitable sharing of national revenue among national and county governments, and public expenditures that promote equitable development and marginalized groups;

   · future and present generations have equitable share in the burden and benefits of public resource use;

   · prudent and responsible use of public money; and

   · responsible financial management and thorough fiscal reporting

Breakdown of the Share of National Revenue

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