Treasury CS raids Judiciary coffers to fund presidential poll

A woman casts her vote at Ratta Primary School in Seme, Kisumu County on August 8, 2017. For the repeat poll set for October 26, the government has cut budget estimates for independent offices and constitutional commissions. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Judiciary will lose Sh1.95 billion meant for the dispensation of justice, representing 11.1 per cent decrease from the 2017/18 printed estimates which was Sh17.561 billion.

  • Mr Keriako Tobiko’s Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) will have its allocation slashed by 16.5 per cent or Sh385.6 million.

  • Meanwhile, Auditor General Edward Ouko whom the Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale said the Jubilee would go after once the current Parliament gets down to business has had his office’s budget slashed by about Sh550 million, or 13 per cent, in the supplementary estimates.

The Judiciary and a number of independent offices and constitutional commissions are among those that have been hit hard in the proposed budget cut as the government seeks to raise money for the fresh presidential election and enhanced free day secondary education.

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