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