In Summary
  • Laikipia and West Pokot came a close second, publishing six out of the seven documents.
  • Kenya County Budget Transparency Survey reveals continuous improvement by the counties.
  • County Budget Review Outlook Papers were the second most published documents.

County governments are becoming more compliant in budget transparency by providing the public with the necessary budget information, a report has shown.

The Kenya County Budget Transparency Survey reveals continuous improvement by the devolved units, which is determined by the availability of key fiscal and budget-related documents on county websites.

The March 2019 average transparency score increased to 32 percent from 10 percent in the March 2018 study, also conducted by International Budget Partnership (IBP) Kenya.

TOP COUNTY

Elgeyo Marakwet is the top county in terms of budget transparency, publishing all the seven documents that were assessed in the March 2019 survey.

Laikipia and West Pokot came a close second, publishing six out of the seven documents.

Kitui published five documents while Baringo, Makueni, Marsabit, Nyeri, and Vihiga had four budget documents each.

Bomet, Garissa, Kirinyaga, Kisumu, Lamu, Migori and Wajir did not publish any of the documents that were under assessment as required by the Public Finance Management Act, 2012.

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