Mvita MP Mahmoud Machele Decries Low Allocation of CDF Funds


By Tobby Otum

 Members of the current 13th parliament were elected during worse economic hardships compared to those in the past, Mvita MP Machele Mahmoud Soud has disclosed.

He said to make matters worse President William Ruto is faced with challenges of running the country’s affairs he has inherited from his predecessor.

“To make matters worse when the Head of State took over after the 2022 general elections he was met with empty coffers,” he pointed out.

Machele added the country is in its last quarter before end of this financial year into next year’s budget and they have been allocated Sh70 million out of the Sh175 million, which is equivalent to 40 percent allocated to each Kenyan Constituency Development Fund (CDF).

He was speaking during the disbursement of bursary funds cheques for needy secondary school students during a ceremony held at Ronald Ngala Primary School in Mvita constituency, Mombasa county.

The legislator told the forum the disbursement of the funds is not a walk in the park.

Machele acknowledged there is a laid down process beforbursary funds are dispatched with the approval from the national CDF kitty board.

He added that at times he was forced to carry the blame when a delay in the disbursement of bursary funds occurs.

“We are both at the receiving end due to the funds crisis as the country is facing economic hardships,” he said.

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