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Start scrutinising elections spending

National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters in a past political rally. file photo | nmg
National Super Alliance (NASA) supporters in a past political rally. file photo | nmg 

We are this time around going to spend a whopping Sh50 billion on general elections.

The details are contained in a new document titled Pre -election economic and fiscal report 2017 recently published by the National Treasury.

Under the Public Financial Management Act, 2012, the National Treasury must publish this document before every elections.

This document not only tells you how much will be spent on elections, but also spells out the broad macro- economic context in which the elections are being held.