Cash for needy, health workers in Uhuru's tight budget

President Uhuru Kenyatta gives a state of the nation address at State House, Nairobi, on April 16, 2020. PHOTO | PSCU

What you need to know:

  • The crisis is now reflected in the cuts that have appeared in the new supplementary budget that has reduced the overall national budget by Sh74.3 billion.
  • The president directed the ministries of Health and Public Service to develop a welfare package to cushion health workers on the frontline.

As the number of those infected with Covid-19 rose to 234, the National Treasury has now set aside Sh2.66 billion for the Ministry of Health coronavirus response for the next two months — as tough budget cuts sliced expenses in virtually all sectors.

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