Use Sh14bn referendum money for Covid-19 relief, MPs tell govt

Nairobi curfew rush

City residents rush through a lane that leads from Ronald Ngala Street to Landhies Road towards the OTC bus terminus on April 1, 2021, following implementation of the 8pm curfew to curb the spread of Covid-19.
 

Photo credit: Francis Nderitu | Nation Media Group

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  • While agreeing with the President that it will not be plausible to offer tax breaks as only five counties are affected, the legislators noted that a lifeline fund will offer stipends for food in the affected counties.

Three legislators have asked the government to reallocate the Sh14 billion meant for a referendum on the 2010 Constitution to a lifeline Covid-19 fund for about four million Kenyans in five counties.

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