President’s Uhuru government has been put on the limelight after the latest staff acquisition. According to an international publication based in the United States, Kenyan government recently acquired two ex-Whitehouse aides for a whopping $600,000 (Ksh64.5M).
The two aides have been identified as Joe Lockhart and Patrick Dorton who worked alongside former US president Bill Clinton. The two have been contracted to assist Uhuru’s administration strengthen Kenya’s standing with the current US President Joe Biden.
They are tasked in ensuring President Biden reviews and renews Kenya’s trade negotiations between the United States and Kenya. The review is to ensure that the agreements align with President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda.
However, Kenyans and regional leaders have termed the acquisition as a waste of resources and unnecessary move. As Kenya fights hunger and the Covid-19 pandemic, citizens are yet to come into terms with the huge budget for only two individuals.
Former UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi slammed Uhuru’s government for hiring the two aides stating it unnecessary especially during a pandemic.
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