•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.
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.
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.