Changes in the First Supplementary Budget for FY2022/23 and its implications to key service delivery areas

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.


Changes in the First Supplementary Budget for FY2022:23

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John Kinuthia

Senior Program Officer, IBP Kenya, International Budget Parnership

John is a Senior Program Officer at the International Budget Partnership Kenya (IBPK). He joined IBP in October 2012 just as Kenya’s ambitious devolution program was taking off. John leads IBPK’s research and analytical work in Kenya, and he is part of the team that works to promote budget transparency and to improve public engagement on how the government raises and spends public resources.

He has done extensive research on Kenya’s public finance system for evidence generation that IBP uses to provide technical support to civil society organizations and, in some cases, government agencies. John’s research focuses on equitable revenue sharing mechanisms, equity in government expenditure, social protection, budget credibility, public participation in budgets, sub-national budget transparency, among other areas. His role also includes supporting capacity building and the publication of guides and tools that IBPK uses to improve community engagement with national and sub-national government budgets. John also plays a role in coordinating IBP’s programmatic work in Kenya, including supporting fundraising and administrative tasks.

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), an MBA in Strategic Management from the Kenya Methodist University, and a professional award on Decentralization and Local Governance from SOAS University of London.

Before joining IBP, John worked with Twaweza East Africa as an Associate Analyst, where he helped to build the Kenya Budget Explorer, a centralized budget portal, to improve citizens’ access to budget information.  He is a big data enthusiast, a happy bee farmer, and a part-time historian.

Kipkorir Pbartuiyot Biegon

Assistant Program Officer, IBP Kenya, International Budget Parnership

Kipkorir Biegon joined IBP Kenya in November 2018 as a Programs Intern. From 2019 supported the programs team in research, capacity building, strategic technical support to partners, development of capacity building materials, and PMEL support.

As an Assistant Programs Officer- Research and Analysis at International Budget Partnership Kenya, Kipkorir, leads the County Budget Transparency Survey the only independent budget survey in Kenya with a specific role in data collection, and analysis for the CBTS results. Also provides technical support for researchers, partners, and officials throughout the County Budget Transparency Survey cycle. Also, conduct other research pieces.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Computer Science from the Technical University of Mombasa.

Abraham Ochieng

Program Officer, IBP Kenya, International Budget Parnership

Abraham Ochieng joined the International Budget Partnership (IBP) in June 2020 and is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Abraham leads the engagement with duty bearers at the national and sub-national levels. He supports IBP Kenya’s partners to engage duty bearers at both levels of government while also working closely with other civil society organization partners to engage with the duty bearers.

Prior to joining IBP Kenya, Abraham was the Emergency Advocacy Coordinator at Save the Children, Kenya Country Office. He managed engagement with duty bearers in the Northern Kenya Counties to advocate for better disaster preparedness by increasing budgetary allocations towards Disaster Risk Management and the establishment of Emergency Funds.

Abraham holds a B.A. from Kenyatta University with a Major in Economics and a Minor in Sociology.

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