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Vol 50 No 13

Published 26th June 2009


Good news for some

Three main groups should do well out of Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta's maiden budget: Kenya's 210 elected members of parliament and its millionaires and commercial bankers. Kenyatta, who is also Minister of Finance, proposes to use the 210 constituencies as vehicles for a 'stimulus package' of 140 billion Kenyan shillings ($1.8 bn.), covering road, school, health and other infrastructure projects. He also raised by 20% the annual share of projected revenue that goes directly to the Constituency Development Funds controlled by MPs.

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