Supplementary budgets are crucial in Kenya’s budget cycle, and significant decisions are made in these documents. For example, adjustments made in Supplementary Budget I for FY 2022/2023 reduced the overall budget by KSh. 13.3 billion or 0.62% of the approved estimates for the year. There was an increase of KSh. 93 billion on recurrent expenditure and a reduction of KSh. 106.3 billion on development expenditure.
This analysis shows that even during these harsh economic times and an ongoing drought, the supplementary budget makes limited efforts towards safeguarding citizens—particularly those adversely affected by the effects of the severe drought. Citizens should pay attention to the significant decisions presented in these supplementary budget documents.