Judicial review of spending powers: should Kenyan courts entertain taxpayers' actions?
Combatting the mismanagement of government funds by public officials remains a challenge in Kenya as well as in many African countries. Current mechanisms have not proved effective and need strengthening. This article argues that courts in Kenya should allow taxpayers standing to bring actions challenging allegedly improper government expenditure. Drawing upon the experience of courts in the United States, it demonstrates the potential effectiveness of such actions.