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Kenyans online are outraged after the ministry of health spent $37,000 on tea and snacks for its staff in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

Turning Pandemic Into Profit: Outrage as Kenya Spends Virus Funds on Tea and Snacks

A total of 4 million Kenyan shillings ($37,000; Β£30,000) has been spent on tea and snacks, while 2m Kenyan shillings has been used on airtime for staff, according to the ministry’s budget that has been made public.

This is part of a budget of 10m Kenyan shillings for tea and snacks for an unspecified period and 6m Kenyan shillings for airtime for three months.

Other items in the budget include leasing of ambulances, stationary, printing and fuel.

Turning Pandemic Into Profit: Outrage as Kenya Spends Virus Funds on Tea and Snacks

This expenditure is part of the budget drawn out of the $9.3 million donated by the World Bank to Kenya as an emergency response fund during this pandemic.

But in the hours that followed after the budget was made public, many Kenyan citizens took to twitter to criticise the ministry’s huge spending on tea and snacks, with many complaining about how poor Kenyans had nothing to eat and how doctors at the frontline do not have adequate protective equipment to protect themselves from the virus.

https://twitter.com/GeorgeOnsase/status/1255712001667579909




Mr Madu
Mr Madu is a freelance writer, a lover of Africa and a frequent hiker who loves long, vigorous walks, usually on hills or mountains.

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