In absolute terms, the estimated budget for 2015/16 is Ksh 2,246 billion up from approved budget of Ksh 1,910.7 billion in the previous financial year, accounting for 17.6% increase. In 2014, the National Bureau of Statistics rebased Kenya’s economy showing that it’s being growing more rapidly than previously estimated. With a GDP per capita of USD 1,269, Kenya is now ranked as a lower middle income country.
In the same breadth, the budget has ballooned over the last decade, with the pace picking up since the onset of implementation of the constitution. The pie chart shows a breakdown of how the budget is to be shared among the three arms of government; to county governments as well as to Consolidated Fund Services (CFS), with the bulk of the allocations, 65% estimated to go to the executive