accountability

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...
Jalinga Nyakaa sitted inside at her hut.
Reverence for the elders is the one thing that you expect to find in any corner of the African continent; and such is the case of elders in the Turkana community that form a vital structure for decision making on any issues affecting the community. However, there is a gender imbalance as women are...
Rebecca Ndeto,Kawangware,Nairobi Kenya.Photo credit:Eyeris Communications
Accountability a voice for the people.
Rebecca at her kiosk
Programme Information The informal sector in Kenya plays a significant role in the economy and is said to account for close to 50% of GDP. The Government of Kenya has been seeking ways to broaden the tax base and consequently net in those operating in the informal economy. However, there are still...
Martha serving lunch
Programme Information The informal sector in Kenya plays a significant role in the economy and is said to account for close to 50% of GDP. The Government of Kenya has been seeking ways to broaden the tax base and consequently net in those operating in the informal economy.However, there are still...
Programme Information The informal sector in Kenya plays a significant role in the economy and is said to account for close to 50% of GDP. The Government of Kenya has been seeking ways to broaden the tax base and consequently net in those operating in the informal economy.However, there are still...
Peris outside her tailoring shop.
Oxfam and partners, SITE Enterprise Promotion and NOPE Institute through funding from the EU implemented a women rights project aimed at;promoting the livelihoods,social inclusion of vulnerable female domestic workers and female small-scale traders. Also enhanced the social-economic empowerment of...
Photo Credit/Blandina Bobson
Travails of the Turkana living with oil on their land I spent a week in Turkana. A most depressing week on the vast, parched and barren Turkana land. Arriving in Turkana, there are no illusions- it is a harsh place, intolerably hot with little vegetative cover. And yet, this land, most barren-...
Photo Credit: Joyce K
Oxfam in Kenya awarded the most collaborative NGO by Kenya Revenue Authority for its work on Fiscal Justice. Tax Justice has been an anchor pillar of work under the Governance and Accountability programme for Oxfam in Kenya since 2015 with the rollout of the new Country Strategy. Recognizing the...
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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