A county in Kenya is planning to spend a whopping $2 million on the governor's residence

The Ksh200 million is double the amount proposed by the previous local government

Nyeri County plans to use the money to purchase land, fund architectural design and construction of Governor Mutahi Kahiga's residence between 2018 and 2022.

Figures contained in the annual development plan for 2018-2019 financial year represent estimated costs of the projects which are subject to changes during drafting of the final budget.

The Kshs 200 million however is double the amount proposed by the previous local government.

Mr Kahiga on his part said he was not aware how much the county will spend noting that the bill of quantities had not been finalised.

Likewise, Finance and Economic Planning Executive Robert Thuo explained dismissed the figures arguing that the ADP is a planning document.

Besides the Ksh200 million residence proposal, Nyeri is also planning to spend another Sh20 million in the construction of a gate at the county headquarters.

It is however unclear why the county had decided to put up a new gate at the county headquarters barely two years after it was renovated by the late Governor Nderitu Gachagua’s administration.

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