Kenyan parliament body cuts finance ministry’s request for extra spending

In mid-November, the finance ministry requested an 86.60 billion shilling, or 3% rise in spending for roads, health, and projects…

In mid-November, the finance ministry requested an 86.60 billion shilling, or 3% rise in spending for roads, health, and projects to support the manufacturing sector, a priority of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

But the parliament’s budget and appropriations committee slashed the amount to 49.77 billion shillings, according to its report dated Nov. 26, seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

The committee said the government’s revenue collection performance for 2019-20, which ends next June, may fall short by about 120 billion shillings to 1.7 trillion shillings.

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