The Government through the Ministry of Devolution has banned Governors from expensive spending on local dailies to congratulate President-Elect William Ruto.
Devolution PS Julius Korir noted that the adverts are expensive and risk creating a financial burden on the counties involved.
“Following the pronouncement, leaders from across the Globe have continued to send congratulatory messages to President-Elect and the Deputy President-Elect. Among the messages received are those from the County Governments, both on social media and in the Daily Newspapers.
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It is noted that these adverts are expensive and risk creating financial burdens for the Counties involved.” Read the statement.
They have since been urged to follow the Public Financial Management policy where public money should be spent in a prudent and responsible way.
Supporting the move is the President-elect himself who said that the congratulatory messages are hereby discouraged with immediate effect. Those wishing to send such kinds of messages have been encouraged to use cheaper alternatives such as social media.
“The purpose of this letter, therefore, is to direct that all Counties immediately desist from procuring the extravagant congratulatory advertisements.” Read the statement