Memorandum to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal Affairs & Human Rights on the Constitution Of Kenya (Amendment) (No.2) Bill 2013.

Post Date: 10 March 2016

The Equalization fund is established under Article 204 of the Constitution as an affirmative action fund targeted at marginalized counties. On 29th August 2015, the National Assembly passed the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, 2013, to Amend Article 204(2) and 3(b) of the Constitution of Kenya (2010). The Amendment Bill contends to take away the disbursement of the Equalization Fund from the purview of the national government and transfer it to the constituencies in which the marginalized areas exist. In effect, this move was meant to direct the Equalization funds to the constituency under the management of Members of Parliament.