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On Wednesday 11th Oct 2017, the president signed into law the Supplementary budget worth Ksh. 47.6 billion. The changes were made under the direction of Hon. Joseph Limo (MP Kipkelion East) who is the chair of special parliamentary committee. The budget has made a number of changes to national government expenditures. Below is a summary of that supplementary budget:

a) Recurrent expenditure was boosted by Ksh. 63.5 billion while development budget received cuts by Ksh. 24.9 billion.

b) IEBC was allocated resources for fresh presidential elections (Ksh. 12 billion).

c) Free Secondary education (one of Jubilee Party campaign promises) was allocated Ksh. 25 billion. The programme will start in January 2018.

d) Inua Jamii was allocated Ksh. 6.5 billion. This is a social protection plan for all people over 70 years.

e) Resettlement of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) after the 2007/2008 post election violence was allocated Ksh. Ksh. 2 billion.

f) Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) received budget cuts by Ksh. 2.4 billion.

g) The completion of office block for Members of Parliament was allocated Ksh. 2.4 billion. This project is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.

h) Teachers Service Commission (TSC) was allocated Ksh. 25 billion to use in employing 10,000 new teachers to handle the expected surge of new students after the government rolls out free secondary education.

i) The Sanitary Towel Programme was allocated Ksh. 600 million. These pads will be distributed through the National Government Affirmative Action Fund which will be under the direction of women representation in the 47 counties.

j) The Food Subsidy Programme was allocated Ksh. 3.7 billion under the Kenya supplementary budget 2017.

That is the summary of what transpired in the Kenya supplementary budget 2017 which was signed into law by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday 11th October, 2017.

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