Musalia Mudavadi, Prime Cabinet Secretary, went before the Defence and Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday, pleading with the National Treasury to raise funds to his office by 30%.
Mudavadi, who is also the international Affairs Cabinet Secretary, stated that the current budget cannot fund international missions due to the decreasing shilling.
“Imagine yourself in a foreign country where it is a contractual obligation.” There is no such thing as friendly conversation. “You have made commitments, and you either honor them or not,” Mudavadi explained.
Mudavadi emphasized the importance of the office, noting that the reduced budget has forced foreign mission staff to work without pay for three months.
Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary (PS) Roselyne Njogu, on her part, stated that the foreign affairs mission remits KSh 572 billion to the country’s GDP.
The shilling has reached a record low of Sh 150 per US dollar, according to the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK).