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The Government has unveiled the ‘Big Four’ agenda. Most of these Big Four priorities require urgent legal interventions to actualise. To achieve these ambitions, the Kenya Law Reform Commission, in collaboration with relevant government agencies, is spearheading the process of formulating or reviewing various legislation to ensure these development priorities are actualised. This note elaborates on the interventions by the KLRC.

 

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In recent days, numerous county governors have appeared before a Senate Committee to answer audit queries emanating from Auditor General's audit report. In this article, we seek to shed light on technical details and framework that anchor public audits in Kenya, with a bias towards the county governments.

Generally, public-sector audit seeks to ensure public entities exercise responsibility for the use of resources derived from taxation and other public finances in the delivery of services to citizens and other recipients.

The scope of public sector audits ensure public entities’ accounts or other financial reports are prepared in accordance with a legally acceptable reporting framework. It aims at ensuring efficient budget implementation and other decisions on the allocation of resources.

The constitutional framework for governance in Kenya introduced a two-tier structure with a national government and 47 county governments. Article 6(2) provides that the two levels of government are distinct, inter-dependent and shall conduct their mutual relations on the basis of consultation and cooperation.

The emergence of the six regional economic blocs in different regions of the country, pegged on a desire to optimize the comparative advantage of counties, their economies of scale and ability to attract investments has been characterized by the adoption of different forms of institutional structures by the different blocs.

Blue economy KenyattaThe first global conference on the Sustainable Blue Economy kicked off Monday 26th November, 2018 in Nairobi and brought together over 7,000 participants from around 100 states around the global including representatives from the Africa Union with the main theme “The Blue Economy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The Conference aims to underscore the frameworks that will aid in the operationalization and transition to the Blue Economy in Kenya and globally that—

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