The Kenya Defence Forces is set to pump KSh1.4 billion to the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) after the National Assembly approved the expenditure in the Supplementary Budget.
The Treasury has increased the budget for the military-run KMC by KSh1.4 billion (297.87%) from KSh470 million to kSh1.87 billion in the current financial year.
“The increase is on account of enhanced security operation, Kenya National Shipyard, revitalisation of the Kenya Meat Commission and personnel emoluments,” the Defence ministry revealed in submission to Parliament.
The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) took control of the cash-strapped meat firm in 2020 following an order from President Uhuru Kenyatta. The transfer was meant to boost operations and ensure survival of the cash-strapped State-owned meat processor. The meat processor has an installed daily slaughter capacity of 1,250 large animals and 2,000 small stock.