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State House Says Uhuru Has Not Been Denied Funds

State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed has disproved the eye-catching allegation which was published by Nation.

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State House Kenya has refuted a claim that President William Ruto has been denying the office of former president Uhuru Kenyatta funding due to their political differences.

Speaking at Harambee House on Sunday, State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed disproved the eye-catching allegation published by Nation that Uhuru has not been receiving funds to run his office as the former president.

According to the Nation, the allegedly denied funds, which amount to more than Ksh1 billion, were approved by the Parliament in the last two financial years, but since the former president was not getting them, he has been forced to finance his operations, including paying aides and the State-assigned bodyguards who usually accompany him during local and foreign trips, from his pockets.

However, Hussein has said all that is false as, already, there exists a well-established office of former Kenyan presidents in Nyari, within the Westlands constituency in Nairobi county, which was last used by the late Mwai Kibaki, but not yet occupied by Uhuru, though free to do so;

“There’s an office complex in Nyari that has been used by a previous president, the late President Mwai Kibaki, and he occupied that office for 9 years. It is very well known that it is there and it’s vacant, and President Uhuru Kenyatta can use that office as and when he deems fit.

“As for the other matters about budget, there are channels and mechanisms to access budget and provision in the Office of the Fourth President, and all those have been provided for officially for any official engagement,” the State House Spokesperson said.

Previously, Nation had reported that Uhuru had rejected the Nyari office and wanted to use his residence near State House, Nairobi.

In its latest report under fault by the government, it also reported that as the former president, Uhuru Kenyatta was not getting his allowances, like that of fuel, thus fueling his cars using personal money.

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JUSTUS KIPRONOhttp://www.businesstoday.co.ke
Justus Kiprono is a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. He tracks Capital Markets and economic trends, infrastructure reform, government spending, and the financial impacts of state decision-making nationwide. You can reach him: [email protected]
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