[PHOTOS] Kenyans carry on with businesses as CS Yatani unveils budget

Kenyans also urged the government to prioritize essential goods in the 2022/2023 budget.

In Summary

• The Budget reading came two months earlier than the usual June date to allow sufficient preparation for the August 9 general elections.

• Kenyans urged the government to prioritize essential goods in the 2022/2023 budget.

Kenyans carry on their daily activities prior to the 20222/23 budget reading in Nairobi CBD on April 7, 2022.
Kenyans carry on their daily activities prior to the 20222/23 budget reading in Nairobi CBD on April 7, 2022.
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Treasury CS Ukur Yatani on Thursday presented the 2022/23 Budget worth Sh3.31 trillion.

The budget is Sh350 billion less than the Sh3.66 trillion in the 2021/2022 financial year.

In the 2020-21 fiscal year, the budget stood at Sh2.9 trillion.

Kenyans carry on their daily activities prior to the 20222/23 budget reading in Nairobi CBD on April 7,2022.
Kenyans carry on their daily activities prior to the 20222/23 budget reading in Nairobi CBD on April 7,2022.
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The Budget reading came two months earlier than the usual June date to allow sufficient preparation for the August 9 general elections.

Kenyans carried on with their daily activities, even as the budget reading continued.

Kenyans also urged the government to prioritize essential goods in the 2022/2023 budget.

Kenyans carry on their daily activities prior to the 20222/23 budget reading at Gikomba market on April 7, 2022.
Kenyans carry on their daily activities prior to the 20222/23 budget reading at Gikomba market on April 7, 2022.
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Some said the budget should balance the budgetary allocation so that the price of basic commodities is lowered.

CS Yatani had implemented ways to help grow the economic activities and mitigate the adverse impact of the pandemic on Kenyans and their businesses.

Kenyans carry on their daily activities prior to the 20222/23 budget reading at Gikomba market on April 7, 2022.
Kenyans carry on their daily activities prior to the 20222/23 budget reading at Gikomba market on April 7, 2022.
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They included the creation of over 100,000 job opportunities for the youth under the “Kazi Mtaani” initiative, recruiting 5,000 diploma and certificate level healthcare workers.

A display of different items at Gikomba market on April 7, 2022.
A display of different items at Gikomba market on April 7, 2022.
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A business vendor arranges price tags at his stall at Wakulima market on April 7, 2022.
A business vendor arranges price tags at his stall at Wakulima market on April 7, 2022.
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Kenyans carry on their daily activities prior to the 20222/23 budget reading at Gikomba market on April 7, 2022.
Kenyans carry on their daily activities prior to the 20222/23 budget reading at Gikomba market on April 7, 2022.
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Second hand imported clothes at a store in Gikomba Market on April 7, 2022.
Second hand imported clothes at a store in Gikomba Market on April 7, 2022.
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Business people in Gikomba market carry on their daily activities prior to the budget reading 2022/23 on April 7, 2022.
Business people in Gikomba market carry on their daily activities prior to the budget reading 2022/23 on April 7, 2022.
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Business people in Gikomba market carry on their daily activities prior to the budget reading 2022/23 on April 7, 2022.
Business people in Gikomba market carry on their daily activities prior to the budget reading 2022/23 on April 7, 2022.
Image: MERCY MUMO