- Under Education, the government has allocated Sh15.5 billion towards Junior Secondary School Education capitation.
- A further Sh2 billion and Sh1.3 billion goes towards the construction of JSS’s classrooms and training CBSC teachers respectively.
Education and Security sectors are the biggest beneficiaries of President William Ruto's first budget which's been set at Sh3.6 trillion for the 2023/24 financial year.
Budget estimates tabled on the floor of the House on Thursday afternoon show that the government has allocated Sh568.8 billion to the Education docket, the highest amongst the various state departments.
The country’s Security docket comes second with an allocation of Sh338 billion followed by Roads department with Sh239.5 billion.
The proposals allocates Health ministry Sh125.5 billion.
In the proposal, Agriculture and food security has been allocated Sh47.3 billion, Transport Sh43 billion, Governance and Justice Sh8.3 billion, Manufacturing and Industrialisation Sh22.8billion, Social Protection and Affirmative Action Sh38.5 billion.
The plan also gives Equity, Poverty reduction, Women and Youth Empowerment Sh78.7billion, Sports and Culture , Recreation and Tourism Sh22.1billion and Environment protection, Water and Natural Resources Sh115.1 billion.
The Executive has been allocated Sh2.1 trillion while Parliament will get Sh40 billion.
The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) has an allocation of Sh22.9 billion according to the estimates tabled by Majority Whip, Silvanus Osoro.
The Consolidated Funds Services (CFS) has an allocation of Sh986.2 billion including Sh628.3 billion for domestic interest payment and a further Sh146.9 billion for foreign interest payment.
In the expenditure plan, Counties have an allocation of Sh385.4 billion and a further Sh44.2 billion conditional grant.
“The overall total gross expenditure in the financial year 2023/24 budget amounts to Sh3.599.3 billion,” the statement reads.
Under Education, the government has allocated Sh15.5 billion towards Junior Secondary School Education capitation.
Free Day Secondary School Education plus National Health Insurance Fund will take Sh65.4 billion while Sh12.5 billion will go to Free Primary Education.
School feeding programme has been allocated Sh3.9 billion and a further Sh316.7 billion has been given to the teachers’ employer – Teachers Service Commission.
A further Sh2 billion and Sh1.3 billion has gone towards the construction of JSS’s classrooms and training CBSC teachers respectively.
In the Security budget, the National Intelligence sector has been allocated Sh43.8 billion, Defence Sh143.2 billion, leasing of police motor vehicles Sh10.7 billion, police modernisation programme Sh500 million, medical insurance for police officers and prison officer Sh5.6 billion, National Police service Sh99 billion and Prison Service Sh31.3 billion.
The National Treasury has proposed Sh10 billion towards the Hustlers Fund while Kenya Youth Empowerment and opportunities project has been given Sh300 million.
In the Agriculture sector, Sh4.5 billion has been earmarked for fertiliser subsidy, aflatoxin management Sh106 million, sugar reforms Sh150 million and Miraa industry revitalisation project has received Sh96 million.
In the Ministry of Health, Universal Health Coverage has been allocated Sh11.7 billion, free maternity health care Sh4billion, Regional Cancer Centres Sh155 million, while Covid Emergency response project has been given Sh3.7billion.