Yatani in parliament for 3.3 billion shillings budget statement

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 6 – National Treasury and Planning Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani is in Parliament to present the latest budget for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime.

Yatani arrived with less fanfare than in previous years on budget reading days.

His motorcade of three vehicles was escorted by a battalion of police officers armed with rifles who at one point started running alongside him.

He arrived at 2:45 p.m. accompanied by Principal Secretary Julius Muia and Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Patrick Njoroge.

He was received by the Clerk of the National Assembly Michael Sialai and the President of the Finance Committee Gladys Wanga and her counterpart from the Budget Committee Kanini Kega.

Yatani is expected to read the budget statement to parliament which outlines how the 3.3 trillion shillings budget will be executed to run the nation in the upcoming financial year 2022/2023.

Cabinet secretaries who have arrived for the job include Najib Balala (Tourism), Faridah Karoney (Land) and Simon Chelgui (Labour).

This year’s budget is read two months before the end of the 2021/22 fiscal year due to the August 9 election schedule.

The government is expected to highlight strategies to eliminate the challenges facing the nation, especially the economic challenges that have hurt the standard of living.

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Dorothy H. Lewis