Govt departments, commissions seek extra funding
The permanent secretary, Justice Gichira Kibara (left) leaves a past meeting. He appeared before the Legal Affairs Committee to request additional funding June 4, 2013. Government departments and constitutional commissions marched to Parliament Tuesday to appeal to MPs to rework the national budget and increase the money allocated to them.
As per the calculations, the Fund ought to have been given Sh3.1 billion. The grouse of the State officers was that the officials at the Treasury had ignored their requests putting the crucial function of implementing the Constitution in jeopardy.
For instance, Dr Kibara said the Treasury had not allocated any money for the implementation of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation report, yet the law was clear that the recommendations ought to be implemented to ensure healing in the country. Dr Kibara told the MPs in a committee meeting at Nairobi’s Parliament buildings that without the money, it will be impossible for the recommendations of the report to be implemented.
“If it has zero funding, it is as if somebody somewhere is trying to sabotage the report to make sure that whatever is mentioned in there does not ever get implemented,” said William Cheptumo (Baringo North, URP).... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily Nation