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Vol 56 No 17

Published 20th August 2015


Kenya

Where did all the money go?

The government wants to restrict the powers of the Auditor General after he revealed gross financial mismanagement

The political fight over public finance is heating up. Members of parliament grilled Treasury officials for over four hours on 15 August after the Auditor General found that just 1.2% of the national budget for 2013/14 of 1 trillion Kenya shillings (US$10 billion) had been spent lawfully. That period covers the Jubilee Alliance Party's first year in office after the March 2013 elections.

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