KDF TO SPEND JUST ONLY KSH 4.45 BILLION….Kenyan taxpayers to cutter for the six months KDF troop deployment in DRC

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“The grand total budget stood at Sh 4.45 billion which is Sh 601.87 million above Sh 3.85 billion in the memorandum to the National Security Council on the matter,” said Koech.

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The deployment of 903 Kenya Defense Force soldiers to the Democratic Republic of Congo will see Kenya spends sh 4.45 billion to sustain the troop.

The troop is expected to stay in Congo for six months for the regional peacekeeping mission and there is a probabilities of them staying over for a year.

The sh 4.45 billion is to be charged towards equipment operation, payment for sustenance allowance and salary payment.

This is however sh601.87 million above the sh 3.85 billion that is allocated to towards the same.

“The grand total budget stood at Sh 4.45 billion which is Sh 601.87 million above Sh 3.85 billion in the memorandum to the National Security Council on the matter,” said Koech.

The Kenyan troop are joined by other East African Countries including Uganda, Rwanda , Burundi , and Tanzania in the mission. Kenya spends sh 4.45 billion to sustain the troop

The East Africa communities has formed the East African Community Regional Force to Democratic Republic of Congo (EACRF_ DRC)

The members of Parliament however observed that the budget was very high considering the economical state the country is in .

Koech however justified this move as a way of enhancing stability and to protect Kenyan interests in DRC.

He added that KDF’s main interest is stability and peace in East Africa Community

In the case that the stay of the troop runs for a year then the expenditure will rise to approximately Sh 7.2 billion .

Koech assures that they have many agencies that are ready and willing to partner with Kenya to fund the stay of the troop in the event of need for longer stay.

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