Kenyan politicians are known to be extravagant with a high affinity for finer things in life, especially when it comes to foreign trips where they spend huge amounts of cash treating themselves at the expense of innocent taxpayers.
Well, Kajiado County Governor Joseph Ole Lenku seems to have borrowed a leaf from Tanzania’s President Magufuli’s ‘punitive’ measures of limiting his administration’s expenditure.
Governor Ole Lenku has elicited mixed reactions after he opted to share a low-cost hotel room with his two ministers while on an assignment in Loitoktok town.
The governor has been on official duty together with some of his county ministers in Loitoktok since Monday.
Sources reveal that the governor opted to spend the nights with his ministers in a low-cost room in a bid to limit his administration’s spendings on official duties.
Kajiado county policies require a CEC to be allocated a daily allowance of 10,000 shillings when on official duties away from the county. This means Ole Lenku’s move saw the county spend just Kshs. 2,500 a day for accommodation for the three county executives.