2017 National budget to be tabled next week

By KBC Reporter

This year’s national budget will be read on Thursday next week.

National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich is expected to present a 2.62 trillion shillings budget that will among other prioritize 100 billion shillings to cover salary increases for all Public Servants starting this July this year, recruitment of 10,000 police officers and 5,000 teachers.

Last month President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that Kenya will present its budget proposals earlier than usual as the country prepares for the General Election in August.

The President said Kenya would officially notify the East African Community Secretariat on the same, adding that the government is taking these measures to ensure the country’s operations are not hampered when Kenyans go for elections.

EAC member countries have had a tradition of presenting their budgets simultaneously in June.

More to follow……