National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani is expected to present the 2020/21 budget to Parliament tomorrow, June 11.
According to sources, Education Cabinet Secretary Prof.George Magoha will be taking the biggest share of the budget with a Ksh504 billion allocation.
Interior and Coordination of National Government Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i was allocated Ksh131.6 billion, Treasury was given Ksh116.9 billion while the Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe was allocated Ksh111.7 billion.
Prof. Magoha’s allocation of Ksh504 billion overshadows his colleagues which totals Ksh364.6 billion.
The State Department of University Education is expected to get Ksh113.3 billion while the State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education will get Ksh100.8 billion.
The budget allocated to the Ministry of Education demonstrates the priority President Uhuru Kenyatta has given Prof. Magoha’s docket.
The Ministry of Transport Infrastructure came second with an allocation of Ksh189.5 billion.
Of the country’s Ksh2.7 trillion budget, Ksh349.7 will be financed through foreign debt Ksh473.6 billion using local debt.