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President Kenyatta signs into law second supplementary appropriation Bill 2019

President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the second supplementary appropriation bill of 2019, which will pave the way for the release of Kshs 73.4 billion that will go towards funding various government services and projects for the period ending 30th June 2020.

Acting National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani tabled the initial supplementary estimates for the 2019/20 fiscal year in parliament requesting the national assembly to approve additional funding of ksh86.6 billion ($866 million). This would increase this year’s budget by 2.8 percent to Ksh3.13 trillion ($31.3 billion) from ksh3.04 trillion ($30.4 billion).

According to a statement on the office of the president website, the bill was presented to the president for signing by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi after being passed by parliament yesterday.

Present during the brief signing ceremony were National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale, acting National Treasury Cs Ukur Yatani, Attorney General Paul Kihara, National Assembly Clerk Michael Sialai and State House Deputy Chief of Staff Njee Muturi.

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