Nairobi News


Kidero signs law approving Sh36 billion budget

Nairobi Governor Evans Kidero has signed into law the Appropriation Bill 2016 that now authorizes the county government to spend Sh35.8 billion outlined in the budget.

The budget for the 2016/17 financial year was passed last week following a long standoff between Governor Kidero and MCAs over the release of the Ward Development Fund.

In the budget, the county earmarked sh23.15 billion as recurrent expenditure and sh12.83 billion for development programmes.

Governor Kidero on Monday said the budget will demonstrates a commitment to infrastructure development. sh4.9 billion has been set aside for rehabilitation and repair of roads within the City.

Dr Kidero also signed into law the Ward Development Fund (Amendment act 2016).

During debate on the budgetary estimates, the budget committee knocked off sh85 million allocated for procurement of vehicles for the 85 ward administrators, while sh8 million allocated for landscaping of the front garden oft the governor’s office was reduced to sh2 million.

The county assembly service board also had its salaries and personnel emoluments rationalized and reduced by sh33.1 million.