Cabinet allocates Sh35billion for fresh election and free secondary education

The cabinet approved various budgetary allocations to meet various commitments and ensure smooth operations until a new president is elected and declared.

The cabinet meeting was chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta ,Deputy President William Ruto, and all Cabinet Secretaries, except CS Foreign Affairs who is currently leading Kenya’s delegation to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

In order to conduct fresh Presidential elections, the cabinet approved a proposed budget submitted by the electoral agency IEBC of Sh10 billion for election expenses.

Cabinet also approved an allocation of Sh25 billion to cover free day secondary education programme.

Effective January 2018, the Form One intake will cater for 1,003,552 learners sitting their KCPE this year.

Of this 903,200 will join public schools, while 100,322 will join private ones.

Cabinet further approved Sh6.5 billion to cover the enhanced Inua Jamii programme, under which all Kenyans aged 70 and above are entitled to a stipend that ensures they lead decent lives in retirement.

To cover the hosting of the African Nations Championships (CHAN), one in a growing list of events Kenya has bid for as part of showcasing our nation’s talent and promoting tourism the cabinet approved an allocation of Sh4.2 billion for this end.

Cabinet lastly approved a tranche of Sh1.9 billion to settle the last of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), a legacy of the 2007/08 post-election violence.

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