The State House car purchase budget has been revised from Ksh.10 million to Ksh.300 million shillings.
As the President Kenyatta-led administration wraps up its stint ahead of the August polls, the fuel allocation has also been increased by Ksh.25 million to Ksh.98.9 million.
The increments are part of a supplementary budget tabled by the Treasury to the Parliament for review.
The budget entails an undisclosed allocation labeled ‘other operating expenses’, purchase of cars as well as funds for travel.
The ‘other operating expenses’ allocation has now seen an addition of Ksh.1.05 billion to the Ksh.1.2 billion tabled last year.
Overall, the State House budget has been increased by Sh1.89 billion to Ksh.5.88 billion, which includes the undisclosed budget, car purchase, fuel, and a Ksh.205 million travel and accommodation increment.
An additional Ksh.41 million has been channeled for machinery purchase as well as an additional Ksh.20 million car maintenance budget.
On the other hand, the Deputy President’s office budget has been revised slightly from Ksh.1.41 billion to Ksh.1.43 billion, while a fresh allocation of Ksh.31.6 million shall go towards refurbishing Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s office.
The State House budget increment is the highest among all ministries and State departments.
“The overall change in the national government ministerial budget, excluding the consolidated fund services and county allocations, from the original approved budget is an increase of Sh126.3 billion,” Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani was on Wednesday quoted by the Business Daily as telling Parliament.
He further cited spike in expenditure on elections, COVID-19 (including the building of a vaccine manufacturing plant), as well as the Kenya Airways and parastatals bailouts as the cause of the revisions.