Kenya seeks money to purchase luxury cars, homes for visiting presidents

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On Wed, 4 May, 2022 10:09 | < 1 min read
Raychelle Omamo, says the Kenyan Government will continue keeping close watch on the health situation of 100 Kenyans marooned in China. [PHOTO | FILE]
Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Awour Omamo. PHOTO/File

Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Raychelle Omamo, in a report to Parliament, is seeking billions of shillings to be used in purchasing luxury homes and cars for visiting Heads of States.

Omamo said the move will ease overreliance of five-star hotels to accommodate visiting presidents and other high-level dignitaries.

"The ministry seeks to acquire suitable guesthouses for high-level dignitaries visiting the country.

"This will cut costs of hotel accommodation and ensure there is always availability of accommodation and reduce dependency on hotels," Omamo wrote in the report.

Kenyan Parliament. PHOTO/Courtesy

Luxury homes and ceremonial vehicles

The CS said the ministry intends to acquire ceremonial vehicles, specifically to include provisions for flag pendants.

"The ministry has a large fleet of old vehicles hence increased maintenance costs.

"In addition, unlike in other international airports, JKIA does not have protocol cars stationed within the tarmac area/airside to facilitate VVIPs and VIPs on arrival and departure," she stated.

Omamo added: "There is also inadequate dedicated transport for senior staff, local errands and to ferry staff and goods which hampers service delivery of the ministry."

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