President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto spent sh 666.9 million on hospitality from sh360 million in the last six months.
This is almost double the amount used in the last financial year,
Reports by Controller of Budget on Thursday, May 10, indicated that the 85% rise in spending which included drinks and catering, came in a period when the duo traversed the country during campaigns for their second term after Supreme Court nullified the August 8th polls.
The presidency’s entertainment budget accounted for 25.7 per cent of the Sh2.6 billion that public offices spent on parties and receptions in the period.
The rise in Uhuru and the DP’s travel during the election season was reflected in the upsurge in the domestic trip expenditure to KSh 432.5 million in the half year budget report up from sh181.6 million in the same period in 2017.
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