The month of June marks Kenya’s national budget reading and this went on as is custom. Kenyans were so embroiled in the contents of the budget presented by Cabinet Secretary of National Treasury, Henry Rotich that they did not notice one small detail that would have lowered their expectations from the government.

Apparently, the iconic briefcase used to hold Kenya’s entire budget for the 2014/15 fiscal year, exposed just how poor Kenya might be. The Coat of Arms which features two lions, a symbol of protection, and a shield and spears which symbolize unity and defence of freedom was attached to the briefcase with cello tape. We may not know the exact reason as to why whoever is responsible opted for the sellotape but you have to admit it is rather unorthodox for a 21st century government.

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