President Uhuru Kenyatta found himself on the receiving end from angry Kenyans after it emerged he had made 31 foreign trips in less than two years since his reelection in 2017.
More irking to Kenyans was the revelation by Controller of Budget that Uhuru had spend KSh 190 million in the foreign trips in the past nine months alone.
This revelation comes amid the Head of State’s persistent call to cut government expenditure with the Judiciary having been stripped a significant amount of cash from its already strained budget after Kenya Revenue Authority missed its revenue target by KSh 181 billion.
State House has nonetheless defended the expenditure that contradicts Uhuru’s call for budget cuts.
The State House concluded that the presidential trips were boosting foreign investments in the country.
Uhuru’s trips are displeasing to Kenyans, considering former president Mwai Kibaki only made 33 foreign trips in his 10 years at State House, and oversaw a tremendous economic growth unlike the current grappling.
The President has flown to over 30 countries in 14 months
He is currently in Saudi Arabia from where is expected to proceed to Botswana.
…all While the National Treasury implements budget cuts.
President Kibaki made 33 foreign trips in 10 years.https://t.co/Mvd6ap5inA
— Sura Mbaya (@surambaya) October 30, 2019
Chemuswa-Kimondi-Danger road in Nandi county; The road was launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2016 for tarmacking. pic.twitter.com/0HTtJ6I0OY
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) October 29, 2019
I believe @TonyGachoka that you are an Uhuru fan boy. I came to your TV show, I SPOKE COURAGE FLUENTLY and you censored me because you didn't want to offend UK and his family. Release the entire interview online and then we can discuss @DavidNdii, who is in a class of his own. https://t.co/bESXGDWepC
— Boniface Mwangi (@bonifacemwangi) October 30, 2019
Uhuru holds talks with King of Jordan as Kenya seeks UN Security Council seat https://t.co/LKzh9uUfXr
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) October 30, 2019