The Parliamentary Budget Oversight in Kenya: Analysis of the Framework & Practices since 1963 to Date

Samuel N. Njuguna and Phyllis Makau
Theme: General

The Parliamentary Budget Oversight in Kenya: Analysis of the Framework & Practices since 1963 to Date    |   File Size: 474.63 kB Downloads: 9958   |   Post Date: 02 April 2009

Parliament’s “power of the purse” is a fundamental feature of democracy. The vast majority of democratic constitutions require appropriations and taxation measures to be approved by parliament in order to become effective. However, over time, this has become a fiction in many parliaments as they sign on the dotted line, essentially by approving huge sums of resources to be spent by the Executive without having time to scrutinise the details.


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