Kenya budget focuses on developmentKenya's Finance minister Uhuru KenyattaBy Citizen Correspondent, Nairobi Kenya's Finance minister Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday proposes wide ranging measures that will set Kenya on the path to realising Vision 2030 ? the social and economic blueprint for Kenya. However, unveiling 2009/20 budget, Kenyatta resisted urge to raise taxes, saying doing so would have burdened Kenyans further. Mr Kenyatta has read the national budget that was strong on the need for development. He proposed wide ranging measures that will set Kenya on the path to realising Vision 2030- the social and economic blueprint for Kenya. Among the measures he highlighted are: A Ksh20 million allocation to each constituency for construction and equipping of a health centre in each constituency; Ksh30 million for construction of one secondary school as a centre of excellence per constituency; Ksh10 million for each constituency for construction of wholesale markets to address rural enterprise and Ksh2.5mper constituency to construct Jua Kali sheds and a further Ksh1million for each constituency to equip them to boost youth employment. He also introduced austerity measures to curd government spending and wastage such as: All Cabinet ministers and senior government officials should have one official vehicle whose engine capacity should not exceed 1,800cc. Also he announced reduction of all ministries in priority expenditure by 80 per cent on furniture, 60 per cent on advertising and publicity, 40 per cent on telephones, 20 per cent on hospitality and services, 10 per cent on domestic and foreign travel allowance, moratorium on purchase of new vehicles except on security, fuel cards for government vehicles. The minister also resisted the urge to raise taxes, saying doing so would have burdened Kenyans further. Available at TheCitizen Newspaper ----> Budget ya Kenya inaonyesha watu kweli walikaa wakafikiria na kufikiria na wakaja na kitu tofauti kwa mazingira yao.