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Govt to use KES 17.4bn laptops money in supplementary budget

18 February 2015, 11:39

Nairobi - Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich has said that the KES 17.4 billion set aside to buy laptops for Class One pupils will be spent on other uses in the supplementary budget.

According to Rotich, the government needs additional KES 57.1 billion to keep services running until June, when the current financial year ends and one of the ways of getting the money is spending money for projects which will not have started by March, Daily Nation reported.

Laptops were the most discussed items in Kenya as presidential candidates Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto had promised they would introduce them to all Class One pupils if they won elections held in March 2013.

Also read: Pupils' hopes of using laptops fade away as project stalls

The two came into power, giving many pupils and parents hope that the gadgets would be introduced in schools soon after, but the project is yet to be implemented because of procurement disputes.

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