How 55 billion was spent in the last days of the last government.
The national treasury gives a detailed account of How 55 billion was spent in the last days of the last government. Where did the money go? How was it used.
The treasury reported that a total of unbudgeted 55.68 billion was used during Uhuru’s last days in office.
The money was used even as Kenya faces the issue of pending bills, ( The country’s public debt stands at Sh8.7 trillion) making the budget deficit.
“What is emerging is that Kenya has a budgeting problem. By doing this, the National Treasury is showcasing how it has become opaque on a matter that should have a huge input from Kenyans.” Dagoretti south MP stated.
Echoeing Dagoretting MP was Mwalika who said,”The National Treasury has misused the spirit of the supplementary budget to the extent of even paying salaries.”
The expenditure which is not clearly explained, outlines that the Ministry of Petroleum and Mining was allocated an extra Ksh.16.6 billion for fuel price stabilization.
State Department for Infrastructure was allocated Ksh 11.35 billion for road construction.
State Department for Basic Education was allocated Sh8.2 billion for the Kenya primary and secondary education
Ksh 6.1 billion was allocated to finance Telkom Kenya.
Ksh 4.5 billion was allocated to the State Department for Crop Development and Agriculture Research for the maize flour subsidy introduced by the former president.
Ministry of Defence was allocated Ksh. 3.5 billion for the construction of a research hospital
Ksh 3.77 billion was allocated to the Office of the President.
According to the national treasury, the ministries and state departments that have already received the funds include the Ministry of Defence who received ksh 2.2 billion, National Treasury received Ksh 6.1 billion, State Department for Infrastructure received Ksh. 9.5 billion, State Department for Crop Development and Agricultural Research received Ksh. 4.5 billion, The Office of the President got Ksh 810 million.
A total of 420 million was allocated to the Ministry of Health for donor-funded projects.
Ksh.139 million to the State Department for University Education for donor-funded projects and Sh125 million to the State Department for Interior for security operations.
Courtesy: Nation media