BUDGET DAY

[PHOTOS] Smiles, pictures as CS Yatani arrives at Parliament Buildings

In Summary

•Yatani is expected to unveil a raft of taxes on Thursday at Parliament Buildings to fund the Sh2.7 trillion Budget.

•Kenyans are waiting to know whether Yatani will re-introduce tax measures which would drive up the cost of basic commodities or slash some taxes.

Treasury CS Ukur Yatani outside Pariament Buildings on June 11, 2020.
Treasury CS Ukur Yatani outside Pariament Buildings on June 11, 2020.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

Smiles, photos and nodding of heads.

These were some of the activities that took place when Treasury CS Ukur Yatani was about to leave for the Parliament for the 2020 Budget reading.

Yatani, who left his office in a grey suit, white shirt , red tie coupled with a rose flower on the left side of the suit, sauntered out of his office as journalists waited for him.

 

He was with CAS Nelson Gachuhie, PS Julius Muiya among other senior officers.

He carried his black briefcase that had the national flag drawn on it.

Before he left for his vehicle, Yatani took pictures outside the building as journalists demanded for more.

After five minutes, he departed for Parliament as more journalists crowded his car to take more pictures of him accompanied by some of his staff members.

When he arrived at the Parliament, he took pictures with Majority Leader Adan Duale, Minority Leader John Mbadi, Budget committee chair Kimani Ichung'wa, and National Assembly Clerk Michael Sialai among other leaders.

Treasury CS Ukur Yatani leaves the Treasury Building on June 11, 2020,
Treasury CS Ukur Yatani leaves the Treasury Building on June 11, 2020,
Image: FREDERICK OMONDI

 Yatani is expected to unveil a raft of taxes on Thursday at Parliament Buildings to fund the Sh2.7 trillion Budget.

Kenyans are waiting to know whether Yatani will re-introduce tax measures which would drive up the cost of basic commodities or slash some taxes.

 

But today's budget reading is going to be done differently due to the coronavirus pandemic that has hit the globe.

So far, Kenya has more than 3,000 infections, 89 deaths and more than 400 recoveries.

This has made the government come up with measures to slow the spread of the disease, which include social distancing, washing of hands among others.

With these directives in place, the Treasury CS will not read the budget to all the 349 Members of Parliament as has been the norm.

National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale with Treasury CS Ukur Yatani on June 11, 2020.
National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale with Treasury CS Ukur Yatani on June 11, 2020.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A
Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani poses for a photo at the Treasury building on June 11, 2020, before heading to the National Assembly for the reading of the 2020-20221 Budget.
Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani poses for a photo at the Treasury building on June 11, 2020, before heading to the National Assembly for the reading of the 2020-20221 Budget.
Image: FREDRICK OMONDI
Treasury CS Ukur Yatani leaves the Treasury Building on June 11, 2020,
Treasury CS Ukur Yatani leaves the Treasury Building on June 11, 2020,
Image: FREDERICK OMONDI
Image: FREDERICK OMONDI
Treasury CS Ukur Yatani and Budget Committee chair Kimani Ichung'wah with on June 11, 2020.
Treasury CS Ukur Yatani and Budget Committee chair Kimani Ichung'wah with on June 11, 2020.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A
Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani poses for a photo at Parliament Buildings on June 11, 2020.
Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani poses for a photo at Parliament Buildings on June 11, 2020.
Image: FREDERICK OMONDI
Vehicle CS Ukur Yatani left Treasury buildings in.
Vehicle CS Ukur Yatani left Treasury buildings in.
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Peter Njau entertains pedestrians outside the Treasury building.
Peter Njau entertains pedestrians outside the Treasury building.
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An officer guards Treasury building.
An officer guards Treasury building.
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Treasury CS Ukur Yatani with his sons outside Parliament Buildings on June 11, 2020.
Treasury CS Ukur Yatani with his sons outside Parliament Buildings on June 11, 2020.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A