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Allocation for Big Four Agenda in Kenya in 2019/2020 Budget

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Allocation for Big Four Agenda in Kenya in 2019/2020 Budget

All the Big Four Agenda in Kenya were allocated a total of Ksh. 450.9 billion.

1.0 Universal Health Care Coverage (UHC)

  • 47.8 billon was allocated to UHC
  • Scaling UHC to all counties
  • NHIF cover will be provided for the elderly people as well as severely disabled;
  • 7.9 billion from Sports, Arts and Social Development Fund will be spent on UHC initiatives
  • 2.9 billion for Doctors/Clinical Officers and Nurses internship programme
  • 14.4 billion for Kenyatta National Hospital
  • 9.2 billion for Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital
  • 2.3 billion for KEMRI
  • 7.4 billion for KMTC
  • 1.2 billion for Health Workers Internship Programme

2.0 Affordable Housing

Under this agenda, the National government plans to provide 500,000 units of affordable and social housing by 2022. In FY 2019/2020, the National Treasury has allocated resources as follows;

  • A total of Ksh. 10.5 billion has been allocated for housing agenda
  • Including 2.3 billion for the Public Servants Housing Mortgage Scheme
  • Including 5 billion for National Housing Development Fund as contributions of government for its employees;
  • Kenya Mortgage Refinancing Corporation was allocated Ksh. 1 billion as capital injection;
  • Africa Development Bank and World Bank Group have made available Ksh. 35 billion as credit line;
  • KMRC has also money from SACCOs and banks to the tune of Ksh. 1.2 billion
  • Shelter Afrique and International Finance Corporation are also expected to inject Ksh. 400 million in form of equity;


3.0 Manufacturing Agenda

The national government aims at promoting manufacturing to ensure it contributes about 15% of Kenya’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Manufacturing strategies for FY 2019/2020:

  • Revival of RIVATEX (one of the oldest textile companies in Kenya) in order to employee 3,000 people once fully operational;
  • 1.1 billion allocated towards development of leather and textile industry in Kenya;
  • 1.7 billion to support SMEs working in the manufacturing sector;
  • 400 million allocated to Constituency Industrial Development Centers;
  • 1 billion to modernize facilities at KIRDI


4.0 Food Security Agenda

Under the food security agenda. Kenya aims to achieve food security by 2022.

  • 2 billion for National Value Chain Support;
  • 3 billion for setting up the Coffee Cherry Revolving Fund to implement reforms in the Coffee sector;
  • In 2018/2019, National Government spent Ksh. 2.1 billion to offset debt owed to sugar farmers for canes delivered to the public sugar mills;
  • In FY 2019/2020, the National Treasury has allocated Ksh. 700 million to clear the outstanding debt to sugar farmers;
  • 1 billion allocated to be spent on revitalizing miraa industry and crop diversification;
  • 800 million allocated towards rehabilitation of Fish Landing Sites;
  • 7.9 billion allocated for ongoing irrigation projects
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Gibson Kerosi

Gibson Kerosi is a prolific Kenyan Writer and a Teacher based in Nairobi Kenya. He is a Bachelors of Education (Arts) graduate from The University of Nairobi.

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