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Shocker as City Hall allocates Sh8m to buy iPads for MCAs

Nairobi’s 127 county assembly members (MCAs) are set to receive free iPads after funds for their purchase were included in a budget to be presented Tuesday.

Each of the tablets costs about Sh60,000, meaning that the assembly will spend nearly Sh8 million.

Budget and Appropriations Committee chairman Michael Ogada last week told the assembly that the iPads would eventually save the county money in printing costs.

“The use of papers in the official county assembly business should be a thing of the past, not only because they are environmentally unfriendly but also because they are more expensive in the long run.”

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SOURCE: Business Daily