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Uhuru shelves House approval of Budget Bill

By | May 8th 2009 at 00:00:00 GMT +0300

By Peter Opiyo

Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta withdrew his intention to seek Parliament’s approval to allow Treasury spend Sh26 billion on Government operations.

Mr Uhuru said he could not ask the House to approve the Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2009, until investigation into the claim is concluded.

This follows a claim by Gitobu Imanyara (Imenti Central, CCU) that Parliament could approve Sh9.2 billion in excess in the mini-Budget.

On Wednesday, Speaker Kenneth Marende ordered that the Parliamentary Committee on Finance and the Budget Committee investigate the matter and report to the House on Tuesday.

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Yesterday Uhuru said: "Because the matter is under investigation, I request that no dealing shall take place.

Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta Supplementary Appropriation Bill
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