What does Mo­hamed AU cam­paign cost and why?

The Star (Kenya) - - Voices -

Kenyan tax­pay­ers have a right to know how much the shut­tle diplo­macy blitz and charm of­fen­sive on be­half of For­eign Af­fairs Cabi­net Sec­re­tary Amina Mo­hamed is cost­ing them.

Mo­hamed is Kenya’s can­di­date for the next chair­per­son of the African Union Com­mis­sion. Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta and Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto have gone out of their way to cam­paign for her among fel­low AU mem­bers.

Deputy Pres­i­dent Ruto has been fly­ing from cap­i­tal to cap­i­tal in West Africa, ac­com­pa­nied by CS Mo­hamed. Since they are not us­ing Air Force One but com­mer­cial air­lin­ers they and their con­sid­er­able ret­inues must be spend­ing lit­er­ally hun­dreds of mil­lions of shillings.

Kenyans re­call with dis­taste the Sh100 mil­lion used on the so-called “Hustler Jet” on yet an­other round of shut­tle diplo­macy in­volv­ing DP Ruto, when he was cam­paign­ing against the Kenyan cases – in­clud­ing his and Uhuru’s – then at the ICC in The Hague.

What is the Amina cam­paign cost­ing us and what is the re­turn on that in­vest­ment likely to be?

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