PRESS RELEASE – CABINET BRIEF 22ND APRIL, 2015

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The Cabinet today, 22nd April, 2015 met under the Chairmanship of H.E. the President Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta where the FY 2015/16 Budget Estimates and Financing Proposals were discussed and approved. Under the new budget, there is an overall increase of 24.9% in funding to all sectors compared to the budget for FY 2014/15, with Energy, Infrastructure and ICT Sectors overtaking Education Sector accounting for 27.3% of total Sectoral funding in 2015/16 compared with 21.7% in 2014. The Cabinet noted and appreciated that the FY 2015/16 budget continues to focus on Vision 2030 and the Jubilee Government priorities under a five pillar transformation agenda that targets:
  • Creation of a conducive business environment
  • Investing in agricultural transformation and food security
  • Investing in first-class transport and logistics
  • Investing in quality and accessible healthcare and education services as well as strengthening the social safety net to reduce the burden on the households.
  • Supporting devolution for better service delivery and enhanced economic development.
  • Reviving the Tourism Industry.
The budget has further made provision for funding to critical programmes aimed at Strategic Interventions in various areas.  The interventions specifically target modernization of the Military and the Police to give them adequate capabilities to deal and vanquish the security threats arising from Terrorism. Other interventions include:
  • Leasing of medical equipment
  • Road annuity programme
  • NYS Reengineering and Youth Empowerment
  • Construction of Sports Stadia
  • Land titling
  • Energy
  • Slum upgrading/health programme
Forecasts The economy is expected to grow at 6.9 % initially, picking up to 7.0% over the medium term.
  • Inflation -   This will be maintained within Government target of 5% over the medium term.
  • Revenue -   Expected to improve due to ongoing tax Reforms to reach 20.7% in FY 2015/16.
Budgetary Allocation
Parliament Kshs 27.1 Billion  
Judiciary Kshs 15.7 Billion  
National Executive Kshs 1,196.5 Billion  
County Governments Kshs 258 Billion (Shareable Revenue)  
Further Allocations to Counties as conditional Transfers Kshs 3.7 Billion    
Equalization Fund Kshs 6.0 Billion  
Constituency Development Fund Kshs 33.4 Billion
Summary of FY 2015/16 Budgetary Allocations

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