Government plans to buy a bar of soap for KES 37,500 in El Nino response
18 October 2015, 16:18
Nairobi - Can a bar of soap cost KES 37,500? It seems the government thinks so.
With a KES 15 billion El Nino rains response budget, the government has too much money to spend, it has budgeted KES 37,500 for a bar of soap.
In an El Nino strategy paper that News24 has in its possession, the bar of soap will cost the outrageous amount as the government has budgeted KES 37.5 million to buy 1,000 bars of soap.
There are also several other contentious issues including a KES 50 million consultancy fee to be paid to the National Cereals and Produce Board during the El Nino response.
The government paying the government to consult!
The report will be implemented by the Ministry of Interior and Coordination in coordination with the National Disaster Operations Centre NDOC.
A call to the Ministry by News24 on the matter was not answered and an aide to CS Joseph Nkaissery said that he was not available for comment.
The El Nino response mechanism has been led by Deputy President William Ruto.
The rains are expected to take their toll on the country in the months October to January 2015.
The report rekindles memories of the KES 109,000 each paid to buy 10 wheelbarrows by the Bungoma County government that caused uproar from Kenyans.
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