Wakati mawaziri wetu wakingangania kutembelea magari ya kifahari yanayotumia mafuta mengi na gharama inayofikia milioni 100 kwa kila gari...na wakati IKULU wakitumia magari ya kifahari kwa misafara ya rais na viongozi wengine[mfano rais wetu siku hizi akitoka na nissan patrol...basi msafara wote ni nissan patrol,siku akitoka na vx nyeusi basi msafara wote ni vx,pia siku anatoka na mercedes s class basi ni zote..,na mara nyingine hutoka na set ya BMW X5...Ni zote...]..hapo bado waziri mkuu na makamu....majirani zetu wao wameamua kuchukua affirmative action...kwa kuongoza kwa mifano... President Kibaki's motorcade. The President on Tuesday rejected eight new limousines. Photo/CHRIS OJOW By BERNARD NAMUNANEPosted Tuesday, July 7 2009 at 22:30 In Summary President and First Lady say they are backing Treasury's austerity measures State House on Tuesday rejected eight new luxury cars, signalling the government's determination to observe austerity measures. A statement from State House quoted President Kibaki and First Lady Lucy Kibaki saying they did not order and were not aware of the purchase of the cars that had just been delivered. The Nation learnt that the cars - four luxury Mercedes Benz limousines, three 4-wheel-drive Toyota Land Cruiser Prados and one Nissan Hardbody - were bought last month. The purchase of the vehicles appears to have been part of last month's last-minute spending by ministries and government departments to avoid returning unused funds to the Treasury. The Presidential Press Services (PPS) said that the decision was meant to give support to measures announced by Finance minister Uhuru Kenyatta to cut down government expenditure. The minister, in his Budget speech last month, announced that Cabinet ministers will be limited to cars of not more than 1800cc. The number of cars allocated to each minister was also reduced, but some ministers have openly ridiculed the measure and announced that they would not surrender their limousines and fuel-guzzling 4x4s. "State House will support austerity measures announced by the Minister for Finance on a freeze in the purchase of new vehicles. As an immediate measure, we are ordering the return of the eight vehicles that were purchased without our knowledge. We also appeal to all ministries to support the efforts by the Finance minister to cut down on government costs," said the President and the First Lady. The four Mercedes Benz limousines and a Nissan Hardbody were bought from DT Dobie, while the three Prados were acquired from Toyota Kenya "Following the instructions, the eight vehicles were this morning delivered to the dealers," PPS said. Accounting officer The vehicles, the Nation learnt, were delivered to State House last week. They cost about Sh50 million, with the Mercedes S Class vehicles fetching about Sh8 million each, the Toyota Prados Sh4 million each and the Nissan Hardbody going for about Sh2 million.