The National Assembly Justice and Legal Affairs committee now wants the National Assembly to allocate an additional Ksh2.6 billion to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for settling pending bills owed to lawyers.
Committee chairperson, George Murugara, Wednesday told the Budget and Appropriations Committee that failure to clear the legal fees will put the electoral agency at risk of being taxed.
Chairpersons of various national assembly departmental committees appeared before the Budget and Appropriations Committee to defend the budget estimates of state departments that are under their watch.
On his part, Trade Committee chairperson, James Gakuya, urged MPs to allocate more resources for expanding infrastructure in the special economic zones.
Health committee chairperson, Robert Pukose, pushed for enhanced allocation of funds towards universal health coverage and employment of community health workers.
The 2023/2024 budget aims to allocate the lion’s share of resources to agricultural production, education and industrialization.
Additional reporting by Kevin Wachira