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Wards Fund Bill signed into law

Governor Evans Kidero has signed into law the Ward Development Fund Bill that will see each of Nairobi’s 85 wards receive Sh16.5 million.

The money is expected to fund development projects at the ward level in the same way as the constituency development fund (CDF)

The Bill moved by Umoja One County Rep Njoroge Maina sought to have five per cent of the county’s budget set aside for distribution among her wards.

According to the latest budgetary allocations, the first year allocation would set aside Sh1.27 billion. 85 per cent of this money will be shared equally among the 85 wards, while 15 per cent will be shared according to population sizez and the poverty index.