Major Cuts as Big Chunk of Kenya’s Budget Goes to Debt

U.S.$8 billion of Kenya's Budget will go to servicing debt in the 2020/21 financial year. The Treasury has also shrunk Deputy President William Ruto's total allocation by 40% in the new financial year, and reorganised the recurrent expenditure of the presidency to reflect ongoing changes at State House, writes Paul Wafula for The Nation.

Though Deputy President William Ruto is not the only one affected in the Budget cuts, he is among top officials in the Executive with the steepest cuts in the 2020/21 spending plan, which will see the government spend a total of Sh2.7 trillion.


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