Ruto comes to Waititu’s defense, reveals more details on bizarre budget

Deputy President Dr William Samoei Ruto has finally come to Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu’s defense after the exposure of Kiambu’s bizarre budget.

Waititu while appearing before the senate Committee last week had his budget queried.

Among the queried expenses from Kiambu County are Sh902 million spent on coordination of State House Functions. The vote had been allocated Sh973.9 million during the year.

According to the County’s financial statements presented to the Senate by Waitutu’s government, Kiambu spent all the Sh180.5 million set aside for administration of statutory benefits for retired presidents

State Corporations Advisory Services gobbled up Sh591.6 million set aside in the county’s 2017-18 financial year for the budget line.

The Kiambu government also spent some Sh793 million on Free Primary Education. The vote, despite being a National Government function had been allocated a whooping Sh804 million during the year.

Kiambu spent Sh58 million on Kenya-South Sudan Advisory Services.

The allocations and expenditures were flagged out by the Senate County Public Accounts and Investments Committee chairman Moses Kajwang.

But DP Ruto says that Waititu should not be questioned about matters to do with State house neither should he be questioned about matters to do with South Sudan.

He says Baba Yao should be only questioned about matters to do with Kiambu County.

He says State House budget should be left with the National government.

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