Just a day after Kenyans on social media went crazy over Siaya county Governor who spent over a mission to put his photo on the mock exam papers, Lamu county has set aside Sh34.9 million in this year’s budget for tea and mandazi which will be served to various departments.
Sh8.9 million has been allocated specifically to tea for the office of Governor Issa Timamy. And Sh6.9 million was allocated to the same at the county assembly.
This has angered many residents of the county, who are wondering why the county government is spending all that money while people are dying of hunger.
“We would like the money used to improve dispensaries like those that were vandalised by terrorists in Lamu East have,” said resident Ali Godana.
“Many hospitals do not have drugs and we have to make expensive purchases at chemists yet people are taking tea worth millions.”
According to recent news more than 30,000 residents are currently suffering from starvation.