Nairobi — Kajiado Governor Joseph ole Lenku shared a hotel room with two of his cabinet members this week in a rear austerity measure that saw his delegation travel in a bus to a meeting held in Loitoktok.
In a photo that emerged on Thursday, Lenku is seen seated in a three-bed capacity single room with Jeremiah Ncharo and Jacob Sampke, County Executive Committee Members for Education and Health respectively.
They were booked at the facility since Monday.
The county instituted austerity measures that would see executives whose accommodation is paid for by the County Treasury forfeit 75 per cent of their allowance.
With a County Executive Committee Member entitled to Sh10,000 daily allowance whenever they are away on official duties, the amount payable is reduced to Sh2,500 a day when the county foots the accommodation bill.
Under the 2019/20 Financial Year Kajiado County budget is pegged at Sh9.08 billion out of which Sh1.21 billion was committed towards payment of pending bills in line with a National Treasury directive.