Ruto approves Ksh.22.9 billion from Consolidated Fund for additional spending by state

President William Ruto approved the Supplementary Appropriations (No. 2) Bill, 2023 Monday, warranting the additional spending by the National Government of Ksh.22.9 billion from the Consolidated Fund.

This results in the reduction of overall expenditure by Ksh.25.5 billion compared to the revised total National Government expenditure approved in the Supplementary Appropriations (No. 1), Act 2023.

The reduction comprises an increase in recurrent amounting to Ksh.9.5 billion and rationalisation of development spending by Ksh.35 billion.

The scaling down in spending is in line with the Government’s fiscal consolidation efforts in the light of debt servicing payments.

The Appropriations Bill, 2023 authorises the withdrawal of money from the Consolidated Fund for the expenditure of the National Government.

It is the first Appropriations Bill under the Kenya Kwanza Government and, therefore, seeks to align its Manifesto and promises through assignment of actual resources to meet various services and projects.

Lawrence Baraza

Lawrence Baraza is a prolific writer with competencies in Digital Media, Print, and Broadcast. Baraza is also a Communication Practitioner currently spearheading Digital content on Metropol TV's Digital Desk.

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