Com­ment on the Sh28bn travel spent by the na­tional and county gov­ern­ments

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - LETTERS -

MARTIN MUIA MWIWA: This is just an­other An­glo Leas­ing at the county level.

BEN SUMUNI: There is a pos­i­tive cor­re­la­tion be­tween GDP growth and over­all ex­pen­di­ture; there is ab­so­lutely noth­ing to worry about.

ERNEST MOTURI: Sh28 bil­lion is, on av­er­age, 14 times the nor­mal bud­get for strate­gic maize re­serves. Can we get our pri­or­i­ties more wrong? DEN­NIS JOHN­STONE ONYINO: That’s a lot! Let’s form a com­mis­sion for funds al­lo­ca­tion to coun­ties.

Pure pil­fer­age and wan­ton wastage. The trav­els do not ben­e­fit Wan­jiku. MICHAEL MAYENDE: If a pro­gramme does not fa­cil­i­tate or en­cour­age eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity or has a small pos­i­tive ef­fect, then the ag­gre­gate im­pact on the econ­omy will be neg­a­tive. JEFF CHEPKWONY: That fig­ure is ex­tremely high with no ac­count­abil­ity. It could have been used to pay strik­ing lec­tur­ers and health work­ers.

DAMARIS WAM­BUI: Our lead­ers are ir­re­spon­si­ble. TI­MOTHY KIMONDO: It’s baf­fling how we have so much money to waste de­spite im­mi­nent chal­lenges. MOHAMED ALHASSANY: It is part of the large-scale cor­rup­tion that has be­come a night­mare.

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