Garissa Township MP Aden Duale has termed the 2021-22 budget as the worst to be experienced by Kenyans.
Duale who is also the immediate former Majority Leader in the National Assembly said that neither the President nor the Treasury CS should be blamed for the ambitious Sh3.63 trillion budget.
He made his remarks on Thursday afternoon in an interview with KTN News before the Budget reading.https://37b528a896f2d4bc46eaaeab4cf1329f.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
The MP said that the 2010 Constitution architecture and the PFM Act gave the Committee of Budget in the House the powers of budget making and that they are the ones to take the responsibility.
“Those who blame the president and the National Treasury either for revenue, expenditure and debt perspective, it is like blaming the mortuary attendants when someone dies of malaria,” Duale said.
He added that up to date, the country’s debt is at Sh.8.3 trillion, and the government has paid the commitment fee of up to Sh1.3 trillion extra loan, bringing the total debts to Sh11 trillion.
“Every Sh100 that we collect, Sh66 goes to servicing of debts.”
Duale has asked the government to facilitate the Kenya Revenue Authority in order to ensure that it meets and surpasses its target.