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E.g., 01/19/2022
E.g., 01/19/2022
Absent a pipeline, oil in Kenya is moved by trucks in a costly transport scheme.
The petroleum sector offers governments huge potential revenues that could be invested in poverty alleviation and inequality reduction, but those revenues must first be collected. Taxes are levied on profits, but companies may seek to reduce their taxes by deducting ineligible or exaggerated costs...
Rebecca Ndeto,Kawangware,Nairobi Kenya.Photo credit:Eyeris Communications
Accountability a voice for the people.
Clarice Akinyi, 35, Domestic Worker by a water tank in Mathare Ward, Mashimoni Village, Nairobi, Kenya. Photo Credit: Katie G. Nelson/Oxfam
In the context of Kenya’s arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs), NGOs and donors, as well as private sector players, are exploring how they can help vulnerable populations to prepare and build resilience to extended drought sequences and climate volatility. The use of solar-powered water pumps (SWPs) is...
Photo Credit: Jeremy Mutiso
The 2010 Kenya constitution makes provision for Public participation in the budget-making process to ensure the taxpayers priorities are reflected in the final budgets. Citizens are invited to give their proposals in writing or participate in actual discussion meetings. However, there has been low...
Volunteer Azulu Adeba, 44, describes the poor drainage in his community, where he carries out tax monitoring work with the National Taxpayers Association in Kiambiu, Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya. 2016. Photo Credit: Allan Gichigi
‘I got involved with the project because I started wondering where my taxes go. Our constitution guarantees the right to information. That includes whatever [law] is passed by our leaders. We have a right to know how the taxes we pay are being used. It is important to follow up on taxes, because we...
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