Author: Haron Ngeno

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01 Oct, 2020

The effect of COVID-19 on the provision of Universal Health Coverage in Kenya

The effect of COVID-19 has adversely affected the provision of key services by the government. In the health sector, the pandemic has exacerbated the historical challenges affecting the sector including insufficient health budget, weak relation between the medical personnel and the county government, insufficient medical supplies and poor health infrastructure among others. Universal Health Care (UHC) was rolled out to all counties in January this year after a pilot was conducted in 4 counties in […]

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01 Oct, 2020

Ballooning pending bills and their effect on the Kenyan economy

The accumulation of pending bills has raised concerns in the recent past, with the President calling for a special audit to be done by the Office of Auditor General (OAG). Reports from the Office of Controller of Budget (OCoB) 2012/13 and 2013/14 show that pending bills, together with debt repayment, amounted to Kshs. 1.7 billion and Kshs. 3.7 billion respectively.  A pending bill is an unsettled financial obligation at the end of a financial year. […]

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12 Jun, 2020

How ordinary revenues have been affected by COVID-19

The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic and the different measures introduced by the government to control the spread of the virus has slowed down economic growth leading to underperformance in revenue collection. This is as a result of the slowdown of trade, travel restrictions and the tax reliefs introduced by the government that constrain the economy and revenue collection.  In a special bulletin, the Budget Parliamentary Office (BPO) in March estimated that Kshs 122 billion […]

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05 May, 2020

Effect of drastic fall in oil prices – Is the drop in oil prices good for Kenya?

As the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic weaken global demand, oil markets are facing an unprecedented crisis. The US’s benchmark index for WTI crude oil dropped below $0 on April 20th following the sharp decline in its demand outlook. Coming closer home, we ask, will falling global oil prices help Kenyans? *** It has been a season of immense economic shocks in the global economy. The Russia–Saudi Arabia oil price war, Brexit, climate change, and […]