The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) taskforce does not know the exact amount they spent to come up with the highly publicized report.
In an interview with Citizen TV’s Day Break Show on Thursday, the taskforce Joint Secretary Dr. Martin Kimani says they are yet to come up with the exact figure of the money they spent.
Kimani who declined to reveal the exact amount of money the taskforce spent during the process, only intimating that he was not exactly sure but that he would sit down with the Administrator and establish the figures.
“Let me not speculate because that plays into a very particular negative narrative in Kenya that comes from an understandable sense that Kenyans’ money is being wasted,” he said.
The joint secretary however refuted claims that the taskforce spent well over 10 billion shillings from public coffers, saying the figure did not eclipse one billion.
“We did not have anywhere close to that amount of money (Ksh.10 billion). I do not think we even had close to 1% of that figure. That’s a figure that has just been thrown around the internet…it is not true. The figure was less than 1% of that Ksh.10 billion supposedly,” he opined.
The remarks come a day after Thirdway Alliance party leader, Dr. Ekuru Aukot took to Twitter to rubbish report terming it a “collection of street talks tailor-made to create chaos by weakening constitutional institutions” and a “waste of billions of taxpayers’ money.”