In Summary
  • The largest share of the budget went to security, protocol and logistics, which took up Sh146.3 million.

The inauguration ceremony for President Uhuru Kenyatta and deputy William Ruto cost Sh352.1 million, the presiding committee has said in an official report to Parliament.

The largest share of the budget went to security, protocol and logistics, which took up Sh146.3 million.

These are the costs for paying allowances to the security personnel present, transportation of VIPs and other costs.

The second-largest expenditure item was Foreign Affairs, which cost Sh98.9 million.

ENTERTAINMENT
After the ceremony at Safaricom Stadium in Kasarani, Nairobi, the guests headed to State House for lunch that the committee says cost Sh46 million.

The committee reported that media and communications for the event cost Sh45.9 million and entertainment Sh15 million.

Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said on the eve of the ceremony that the budget for the event was Sh384 million, which would also cover the Jamhuri Day fete two weeks later.

This suggests that the committee spent less than what had been provided for.

The report was submitted to Parliament as per the Assumption of Office of the President Act but it was not immediately clear which committee of the National Assembly would scrutinise it.

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