Key allies of President William Ruto have been raising complaints that they inherited a broke government with no cash at the Treasury.

For instance, Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei alleged that the Kenya Kwanza government only found KSh 93.7 million in the Treasury.

Cherargei, a fierce critic of retired President Uhuru Kenyatta sensationally claimed that the former Head of State went home with everything.

Key allies of President William Ruto have been raising complaints that they inherited a broke government with no cash at the Treasury.
Key allies of President William Ruto have been raising complaints that they inherited a broke government with no cash at the Treasury.

In what appeared that Cherargei’s allegations are true, documents tabled in Parliament have shown that the Jubilee administration led by the now retired President Uhuru Kenyatta spent KSh 23 billion without the approval of the National Assembly.

According to Article 223 of the Kenyan Constitution 2010, Members of Parliament are required to approve a supplementary budget.

A bigger share of the cash was spent just days before the official inauguration of President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua which happened on Tuesday, September 13.

Documents tabled in Parliament show the Treasury made disbursements for, among others, the maize flour and fuel subsidies, an undisclosed Telkom Kenya payment, and the building of a military research hospital.

The treasury disbursed KSh 4.5 billion for the Unga subsidy, KSh 3.5 billion for Defence’s research hospital, and KSh 3.8 billion to the office of the president.

Another KSh 9.45 billion was allocated for road construction and KSh 6 billion to Telkom Kenya for reasons that were not disclosed in the documents tabled in Parliament on Tuesday, September 20.

Another report by the Controller of Budget showed the state house’s budget shot up as executive spending on non-essentials increased.

The report shows that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime spent a minimum of KSh 4 million every day in his last 12 months in office.

In a shocking revelation, Uhuru, who had endorsed former Premier Raila Odinga to succeed spent as much as KSh 1.4 billion hosting political gatherings at State House Nairobi in his last 12 months.

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