President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law the Supplementary budget that allocates Kshs 12 billion for October 26fresh presidential poll and Kshs 25 billion for free secondary education that kicks off in January next year.
The Supplementary Appropriation (No. 3) Act, 2017, also allocates Kshs 6.7 billion for maize subsidy to ensure Kenyans continue to get the staple food at affordable prices.
Other provisions of the Act includes Kshs 6.7 billion set aside for the Inua Jamii cash transfer programme that caters for senior citizens aged 70 years and above, to ensure they lead dignified lives in their old age. The supplementary budget Act also allocates Kshs 4 billion for security operations as well as Kshs 3.9 billion for drought mitigation.
Deputy President William Ruto, National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and Solicitor General Njee Muturi witnessed the signing of the Bill presented to the President for his signature by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi at State House, Nairobi.
Also present were Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich and PS Kamau Thugge among others.