The Cabinet has approved a budget of Sh10 billion for President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA chief Raila Odinga’s repeat election.
The allocation was based on a proposed budget submitted by IEBC.
The proposal followed a petition whose verdict included the cancellation of Uhuru’s win and a fresh election in 60 days.
The September 1 decision sent shockwaves through the country and beyond as it was the first of its kind concerning an African president.
The Cabinet which is chaired by the President, has also approved Sh25 billion for free day secondary education.
Uhuru said on Thursday that the government is fully committed to providing this by January 1, 2018.
He said requisite infrastructure will be provided through government initiatives that will lead to 100 per cent transition from primary to secondary school.
The cabinet said that next year, the form one intake will cater for 1,003,552 learners sitting their KCPE this year. Of this, 903,200 will join public schools and 100,322 private ones.
“The budget allocation will cater for an anticipated influx of leaders into public schools at the dawn of free day secondary education,” he said.
The Cabinet also approved an allocation of Sh6.5 billion for the enhanced Inua Jamii programme, under which all Kenyans aged 70 and above are entitled to a stipend.
Some Sh4.2 billion will be given for the African Nations Championships (CHAN), one in a growing list of events Kenya has bid for to showcase talent and tourism destinations.
An amount of Sh1.9 billion will settle people who were internally displaced during the 2007/8 post-election violence.
The Cabinet has agreed to rationalise government allocations to development projects funded fully using locally raised revenues. It will also curtail aspects of expenditure not seen as priorities to meet new obligations.