Uhuru’s last budget was presented in Parliament today by Treasury CS, Ukur Yatani.
In the KShs 3.3 trillion budget, the CS has allocated KShs 513 billion to the Ministry of Education, making it the biggest beneficiary. Yatani said that the allocation factors in the construction of classes for junior secondary.
KShs 2.5 billion will go towards recruiting teachers, KShs 5 billion for examination waivers for grades six, seven, and eight, while KShs 1.2 billion will go towards the training of teachers. KShs 294 billion has been allocated to the Teachers’ Service Commission, while KShs 15.8 billion will go to the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
KShs 91.2 billion has been allocated to university education.
An additional KShs 2.8 billion has been allocated for primary and secondary school infrastructure, while KShs 1.8 billion has been allocated for the construction and equipping of technical training institutes and vocational training centers.
From education, county governments have received the second biggest allocation of KShs, 407 billion.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) will receive KShs 27.1 billion as the 2022 General Elections approach.
The Judiciary has been allocated KShs 18.9 billion.
The budget continues to show that Uhuru’s Big Four Agenda has been allocated KShs 146 billion as the National Youth Service (NYS) gets an allocation of KShs 13.1 billion.
For the Big Four agenda, KShs 62.3 billion will go towards Universal Health Care, KShs 10.1 billion to manufacturing, KShs 46.8 billion for food and nutrition, and KShs 27.7 billion will go towards affordable housing.
KSh 39.5 billion has been allocated for social protection and affirmative budgeting, with the elderly receiving KSh 17.5 billion and orphans and vulnerable children receiving Ksh 7.5 billion.
The ICT sector has received an allocation of KShs 15.6 billion, National Security KShs 317.8 billion, with the National Intelligence Service (NIS) getting KShs 46.1 billion.
The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has been allocated KShs 128.4 billion as the National Police Service receives an allocation of KShs 93.9 billion.
The Prisons Service has been allocated KShs 28.3 billion.
On the side of the health sector, it has been allocated KShs 101.8 billion, with the Kenyatta National Hospital getting KShs 18 billion, the biggest share among health facilities.
KShs 68.9 billion has gone to equity, poverty reduction, women’s and youth empowerment, which includes the National Youth Service, while KShs 110.9 billion will go towards environmental protection, water and natural resources, in which the water and sewerage infrastructural development will get the lion’s share of KShs 45.9 billion.
On the other hand, the transport sector has been allocated KShs 33.5 billion, with more than half (KShs 18.5 billion) going to phase II of the Nairobi-Naivasha SGR line.
Roads have been allocated KShs 212.5 billion, whereby KShs 103.7 billion will go towards constructing new roads and bridges.
The energy sector takes KShs 95 billion, with the national grid getting KShs 62.9 billion and geothermal energy generation KShs 18.5 billion.
Sports, culture, recreation, and tourism have received a total of KShs 20.9 billion, while manufacturing and industrialization have received KShs 10.1 billion.
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