State House Kenya has reacted to a publication appearing in the Star Newspaper claiming that State House plans to spend over Ksh 4b for State House Facelift.
Below is the reaction from the Presidential Press Service.
“4 Billion for state house face lift” an imagination of the Star newspaper May 7, 2013 PPS
We refer to inaccurate reports appearing on page 2 of todays “Star” newspaper headlined “State house set for Ksh 4 billion facelift”. The reports are malicious and are intended to create an impression that the State House of President Uhuru Kenyatta is insensitive to public spending.
The truth is that the proposed recurrent and development expenditure for the seven state houses and lodges located across the country as captured in the 2013/2014 estimates is Ksh 1.8 billion. Out of this, the repairs, routine maintenance and facelift have been allocated only Ksh. 300 million.
The budget estimates are a public document that are open to public scrutiny and should be accurately interpreted to avoid creating wrong impressions, especially at a time of increased expenditure demands by both the county and central governments.
7th may 2013