tax justice

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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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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...
The chaos, noise, and density of the slum is neatly juxtaposed with the orderly calm green of the Royal Nairobi Golf Club, which opened in 1906. Unequal Scenes - by Johnny Miller
The gap between the richest and poorest has reached extreme levels in Kenya. With 7,500 new millionaires set to be created over the next decade, it appears that a minority of wealthy individuals and investors are creaming off the yields of economic growth. While the number of millionaires is...
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It is this minority group of Kenyans that will eventually get the national and county governments to fully abide by the spirit of our constitution and learn to involve citizens in the business of governance beyond the tick-in-the-box approach that they currently employ on public participation. All...
View of Nairobi. Photo Credit Kevin Wabungo
The fight against inequality needs to remain alive and present in our daily battles; with CSOs actively mobilizing citizens to hold their governments to account, until we get to that finishing line when they, ordinary citizens will take over the battle to singularly hold their own governments to...
Mary Kwamboka,26, in her kiosk in Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya. 2016. Photo Credit:Allan Gichigi/Oxfam
This baseline report on the tax justice project gives detailed findings on the existing legislation on taxation, public participation, resource mobilization, allocation and expenditure in Turkana, Wajir and Nairobi Counties. The report proposes practical solutions to addressing citizens concerns in...
Yusuf Adan and Blandina Bobson, Oxfam team in Wajir county. Photo Credit Joyce Kabue
This baseline research captures radio audiences opinions, knowledge and beliefs of citizens’ rights as tax payers, and government roles and responsibilities for tax justice, budgeting and public service delivery, while promoting discussions and raising community awareness around tax justice...
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