The Judiciary is seeking Sh2.1 billion to purchase more than 200 high-end cars for judges. The Chief Justice David Maraga-led institution wants to buy 232 fuel guzzlers, some of which are estimated to cost Sh11 million each.
The demands are contained in the Judiciary’s Budget Estimates submitted to the National Assembly last week for approval. The Judiciary wants MPs’ approval for Sh5 billion additional funding, in which Sh2.1 billion will be splashed on cars and the balance on “other priority areas”.
Some of the listed priority areas are car loans for the same judges and other judicial staff, mortgages and pension. It seeks to purchase 80 Mercedes Benz E200 for High Court Judges at a total cost of Sh883 million. Each vehicle will be bought at Sh11 million.
The Judiciary further seeks to buy additional 41 Mercedes Benz at Sh453 million for new judges at the same unit price of Sh11 million.
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