How State Dept. for Internal Security will utilise KSh36B budget

How State Dept. for Internal Security will utilise KSh36B budget

The State Department for Internal Security and National Administration has been allocated Sh.36.15 billion for its operations in the FY 2024/2025.

In the budget estimates read by National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Prof Njuguna Ndung’u in Parliament today, the Government plans to spend Sh.15.18 billion to equip 283 sub-county offices with modern ICT equipment.

The State Department will also spend a total of Sh.19.57 billion on administration and support services, including the establishment 26 ports of entry and exits with joint operation centres and training of 300 of officers securing the country’s borders.

Other areas under this budget line include digitisation of firearms licensing records, operations of the Kenya Coast Guard Service and mitigating disasters as a result of climate change as well as security operations to curb the proliferation of illegal small arms and light weapons.

Of the Sh.19.57 billion, the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) and the National Peacebuilding Directorate have been allocated Sh.627 million to run peace building and conflict resolution programmes and investigate all cases of hate speech.

The Government Chemist has been allocated a total of Sh.541 million for scientific case analyses throughout the year.

The State Department has also been allocated Sh.1.4 billion for policy coordination services, including the campaign against drug abuse targeting school children, teachers and parents as well as counselling services for drug abuse victims.

The Public Benefit Regulatory Authority will receive Sh.192 million next financial year to support registration and regulation of charitable institutions.

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