By John KamauAfter spending more than Sh70 billion in this year's General Election and repeat presidential poll, Kenyans are waking up to the price they have to pay for democracy. And that is besides the amount used every year to finance the main political parties. It also includes the extra money given to the spy agency National Intelligence Services (NIS), which was allocated Sh3.2 billion ahead of the repeat presidential election.
Police in Thika have arrested three people in connection with the theft of Sh50 million from KCB bank through an underground tunnel. Area police boss Adiel Nyange said the two men and a lady were arrested on Monday and are helping with investigations into the incident. "One is an agent and the other two are custodians of the keys that open these exhibition shops. They will assist us in our investigations."
After spending more than Sh70 billion in this year’s General Election and repeat presidential poll, Kenyans are waking up to the price they have to pay for democracy. It also includes the extra money given to the spy agency National Intelligence Services (NIS), which was allocated Sh3.2 billion ahead of the repeat presidential election. The police, through the Interior ministry, also received Sh4.6 billion, bringing to more than Sh20 billion the amount used for the repeat presidential poll.
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