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Kalonzo calls for accountability in utilization of ‘El-Nino funds’

Wiper Democratic Movement Leader Hon Kalonzo Musyoka says the government must lay bare the budgets drawn in respect to previously anticipated EL-Nino rains.

The Azimio la Umoja principal noted that huge sums of money had been allocated for mitigation programs and Kenyans ought to know the truth about their utilization, especially in light of changing rainfall patterns.

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“If you have reduced it from El-Nino status for which you had budgeted, and now you are saying it’s going to be normal heavy rains, we want to know how money has been spent, Kenyans want accountability,” he said

The Former Vice President added: “We want to know how the money budgeted for El-Nino rains has been utilized. There must be complete accountability,”

He says Kenyans are keen in the wake of hard economic times and so they demand accountability for every penny budgeted for by the Government.

At the same time, Kalonzo said the High Grandfalls whose works will commence soon will be a great asset to communities in the Eastern region.

He says this grand project will greatly boost food production through irrigation schemes similar to the Wikithuki Irrigation scheme along the Tana River thus making the area food secure.

“Food security is paramount to any society and thus High Grand Falls will bring the highly needed steady supply of water in the three counties and beyond for irrigation and further generation of over 600 megawatts of electricity,” He said

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