Summary of Uhuru Kenyatta’s major projects for FY 2019/20

Huduma Number, Housing Fund and SGR among major projects Uhuru will sink billions into.
Naivasha to Nairobi Standard Gauge Railway - Sh55.8 billion

It is part of the Chinese-funded modern railway project that is supposed to link Kenya to Uganda and other East Africa countries.

National Government Constituency Fund (NGCDF) - Sh38. 7 billion

Cash kitty for members of national assembly to invest in development projects such as bursaries, health etc as long as they are in line with national government functions

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Kenya Urban Housing Programme (KenUP) - Sh11.9 billion

Financed by the World Bank, the programme is supposed to help Kenya improve urban management, urban infrastructure, and urban service delivery. It is overseen by Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing, and Urban Development.

LAPSSET Project    - Sh11 billion

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A Sh2.5 trillion project will link Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia with railways, waterways, airspace and highways. It is supposed to open up the Northern Corridor which has been economically inactive since independence.  

Devolution Support Programme For-Results- Sh6.8 billion

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Another World Bank-funded project is aimed at strengthening capacity of core national and county institutions to improve delivery of devolved services at the county level.

Managed Equipment Service-Hire of Medical Equipment for 98 hospitals- Sh6.2 billion

Through the scheme, the National Government is equipping two hospitals in each County and four National Referral hospitals with medical equipment to be used for dialysis, chemotherapy among others.

Cash Transfer for Orphans and Vulnerable Children - Sh6.2 billion              

Launched in 2004, the programme is aimed at meeting the needs of the country’s increasing number of children made vulnerable by poverty and HIV/AIDS

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Roll-out Universal Health Coverage- Sh6 billion

The programme aims to ensure all Kenyans have access to critical healthcare services. The money will be used to scale up the project beyond the counties of Kisumu, Nyeri, Isiolo and Machakos where Universal Healthcare has been piloted.

Equalisation Fund Transfers - Sh5.8 billion

Established by the 2010 Constitution, Equalisation Fund is aimed at accelerating the level of services in marginalised areas to bring them up to par with the rest of the country.

Kenya Electricity Modernisation Project- Sh5. 4 billion

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Another World Bank funded project with three-pronged function: increase access to electricity, improve reliability of electricity service and strengthen Kenya Power and Lighting Company’s financial situation

Cash Transfer to elderly - Sh5 billion

Another programme through which Government aims to reduce poverty and inequality among the elderly people. A monthly stipend of Sh2, 000 is delivered every two months per household through appointed payment agent.

National Housing Development Fund- Sh5 billion

This is part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s pillar of providing affordable housing. The money is supposed to kick-start the process that will see half a million cheap houses built by 2022.

Contingency Fund Transfers- Sh5 billion

This is like emergency fund, charged whenever there is a crisis emerging out of unforeseen events such as floods and drought.

Low Volume Seals Phase1 Batch-2- Sh4.8 billion

Part of the 10,000 km Low Volume Seal Roads Programme in which the Government aims to open up rural areas and decongest major towns by laying 10,000 km of tarmacked roads.

Transforming Health Systems for Universal Care Project- Sh4.6 billion

This is another World Bank project which is aimed at improving utilisation and quality of primary health care services with a focus on reproductive, maternal, new-born, child, and adolescent health services.

Digital Literacy Programme- Sh4.2 billion

Initially known as the laptop programme, the project is aimed ensuring that every pupil is prepared for today’s digital world, and to transform learning in Kenya into a 21st century education system.

Free Maternity Programme (Strategic Intervention) - Sh4.1 billion

Introduced in Kenya in 2013, the programme allows pregnant women to give birth in public hospitals for free, a situation that would help reduced maternal death.

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