Social Audits

KutokaUrban Slums Initiative (Kutoka Network) draws on the Social Audit model and follows the traditions established by the Mazdoor Kishan Shakti Sangathan (Association for the Empowerment of Workers and Peasants, or MKSS). MKSS was established in Rajasthan, India in 1990 to strengthen participatory democratic practices. It is one of the most effective social movements in India, best known for successfully achieving the enactment of the Right to Information Act.

The Government of Kenya has been spending considerable amount of public funds at the constituency level consisting of monies under the National Government Constituencies Development Fund [NGCDF] Act 215 as Revised Edition 2022 which is not less than 2.5% of all the national government’s share of revenue as divided by the annual Division of Revenue Act enacted pursuant to Article 218 of the Constitution. The findings of this Social audit confirm the inherent conflict of interest and a blanket of opaqueness implementation of this Fund hence affirming concerns raised by similar reports in other similar social audits reports and a subject of litigation in the High Court. Read the report here