Treasury CS Ukur Yatani will unveil Kenya’s KSh3.6trillion budget this afternoon.
Kenyans are hopeful that several measures will be announced to lower the runaway cost of living. TV47 Digital interviewed a cross-section of Kenyans to get their views on what they expect from the Budget:
Elias Murega- Mca, Meru Municipality
I hope Treasury increases the budgetary allocations to the Kazi Mtaani programme so that we add the number of youths benefiting at the grassroots. I would also like to see the President and agencies that fight corruption ensure that money borrowed from loans or collected internally is spent appropriately.
John Nganga-bodaboda Operator
The cost of fuel should be reduced to KSh100 per litre. This way, we in the transport business can return a profit. I am a poultry farmer and the price of inputs is too high. Government should reduce these prices.
If the government wants to assist us, let them reduce the price of fuel. Fuel is the determining factor of price of everything in Kenya, due to transport. They should increase the price of cigarettes and alcohol but reduce that of sugar and flour.
Prices of all basic commodities should be reduced. It is financially very exacting for a small business owner like me to make ends meet- food, school fees and other expenses. Basic commodities is what the government should focus on.