Ethiopia spent 800M on a satellite launch while Kenya spent Sh10 Billion to unite Kenyans by building bridges. The government also has spent over Ksh. 4 Billion in travel, hospitality, and training in 90 days from 1st June 2019 according to the controller of budget.

Satellite launch in Ethiopia
Satellite launch in Ethiopia 

The Jubilee administration spent more than Sh4 billion in the first three months of the current fiscal year on non-essentials, including travel and hospitality, despite promises of austerity.

Then the executive spent Ksh 10 Billion in the building bridges taskforce,  launching and collecting views in the second quarter of the 2019/2020 financial year(90days).

The Controller of Budget's report for the First Quarter of 2019-2020 financial year is full of non-essentials, even as most Kenyans were forced to tighten their belts.

Parliament, the presidency, Foreign Affairs, and the Interior docket were the big spenders in non-core areas.
According to the report, government ministries, agencies, and departments spent  Sh3.5 billion on domestic and foreign trips in the three months reviewed.

They also spent Sh806 million on hospitality which includes; basically snacks and tea in government offices and well sumptuous fare at as State banquets.

A further Sh683.7 million was spent on training. In the same period during the last financial year, the government spent Sh781 million on hospitality and Sh553 million on training.

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