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Kenya: Bungoma county speaker defends himself over Ksh.1million regalia

Posted by African Press International on July 3, 2013

  • By GODFREY WAMALWA, API,KENYA

Bungoma county Speaker John Makali has dissociated himself with the public allegations over his sh1million budget for him for regalia.

This comes shortly after the county officer charged with budget Mr.Paul  Masinde released the erronios budget that sparked protest among Kenyans.

Speaking to the press in Bungoma,the veteran lawyer said that it was typographical error and said he will just use the court crown.

Makali added that his regalia cannot amount to such cash.”I want to assure Kenyans that the budget had a typing error and the regalia is around sh400,000″said Makali.

The report had earlier indicated that Bungoma county, Governor Ken Lusaka has been allocated kSh53 million for entertainment, Ksh8M for local travel and another ksh22m for foreign travel this financial year.

The protest came as a result of Bungoma having  high unemployment rate and the money should be channelled into value addition ideas like grants to youth to expand businesses and to enable the government increase exports. Residents have earlier proposed that the budget should be slashed to Kes10M and the rest kes73M to be channeled to the youth.

pornography has been still an issue at this digital age that ksh20 million was set to create awareness causing dispute with locals.

The speaker has however urged residents to cooperate with Bungoma governor to steer developments and desist from rumours.

 

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