Why the hurry to sign a multi-billion shilling deal just before the elections?
To minimise public scrutiny, political rent-seekers will collude with permanent secretaries, ministers and procurement officials to delay committing the government to such deals until just before the elections when all eyes are focused on campaigns, and when public watchdogs and oversight bodies such as Parliament are not sitting
Why is the Internal Security ministry rushing to conclude the deal when we know that government finances are not in good shape?
Combined with expenditure on security operations in Somalia, and the implementation of the Constitution, additional expenditures which have arisen since the beginning of the financial year come to Sh100 billion
Why rush to commit the government to a Sh17 billion project just before the elections?