Uhuru, Ruto Spent Over Sh1 Billion On Travel, Budget Report Reveals

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The President and his Deputy

uhuru, rutoReports released by the Controller of Budget have revealed that President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto spent over Sh1.02 billion within the last year ending in June.

According to reports, the funds went towards local and foreign trips. Last year the two only spent Sh769.9 million thus bringing many to question the vast increase in expenditure.

However, reports have also revealed that the increase in spending came prior to the August 8 presidential elections which was eventually nullified by the Supreme Court.

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National Super Alliance (NASA) had accused the Head of State of using state resources to campaign for his re-election but failed to provide sufficient evidence in court.

According to the State House, the frequent travelling was a result of potential investment negotiations aimed at boosting the countries fortunes and creating job opportunities.

The government is under heavy criticism over their current expenditure when sending officials on foreign trips as the country still tries to dig itself out of debt.

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Written by Kahawa Tungu


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