Scrap projects and cut down on debt, clerics tell Uhuru

From left: Bishop Martin Kivuva, Canon Peter Karanja and Archbishop Timothy Ndambuki hold a press conference at Ufungamano House on September 13, 2018. They urged the government to reduce its borrowing rate. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Eight years after a new constitution, the clerics returned to Ufungamano House pushing for an office of executive prime minister and reduction of the number of MPs.
  • Statistics from Treasury show that Kenya’s outstanding foreign debt stood at Sh2.563 trillion as at the end of February, with domestic debt standing at Sh2.448 trillion as at May this year, a total of Sh5.011 trillion.

Religious leaders and a section of civil society on Thursday rebuked the government over the mounting debt and the mismanagement of the economy and demanded the shelving of big infrastructure projects.


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