Rotich on spending spree despite need for austerity

National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich speaks during the Retirement Benefit Authority's 2019-2024 strategic plan launch, at KICC on May 7, 2019. The government plans to spend a total of Sh2.7 trillion in the new financial year. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The new budget-making law requires a breakdown of expenditure to accompany every line in what is known as programme-based budgeting.
  • The Presidency will be a beneficiary of what is seen as an end to austerity measures started five years ago, following a 26 per cent increase in its budget this year.

The government plans to spend billions of shillings on projects that have stalled or have been rocked by corruption, budget documents before Parliament show.


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