President Uhuru Kenyatta made a historic decree during a press conference at State House, Nairobi on Monday, April 6 on the use of corruption proceeds.
The President noted the gains that had been achieved in the national fight against the scourge, following this with a decree on how money from these corrupt practices would be spent during the pandemic bedevilling the country.
"Our war on corruption continues to bear fruit. In the last year, our state agencies charged with this national endeavour were able to make significant recoveries of ill-gotten wealth," explained the President.President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing the nation regarding new measures by the government to combat the Covid-19 virus, on March 25 at Statehouse, Nairobi.PSCU
In line with the state's efforts to address the needs of vulnerable Kenyans, the President decreed that Ksh 2 Billion of these funds would be channelled to these groups.
"As we scale up our interventions against the health pandemic, I have directed the national treasury to utilise Ksh2 billion from already recovered proceeds from corrupt practices," he provided.
"These funds are to be utilised to support the most vulnerable members of the society especially the needy in our urban areas," the President added.
The President reiterated that the ill-gotten gains would be channelled to assisting Kenyans in attaining a better standard of living.
"All the gains that we make in this war will be put back to supporting Kenyans and helping them live a proper life." provided President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In a bid to free up more funds to cushion Kenyans during the pandemic, the president further decreed that money earmarked for travel by state officials be redirected to Covid-19 efforts.
"I direct the national treasury to appropriate all domestic, and international travel budget for all state agencies and to allocate these resources to combating Covid-19," decreed the President.
The measures followed a Presidential decree on the partial lockdown of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties for a period of 21 days.
The affected areas were identified based on the fact that most of those infected came from the selected regions.
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