Trans Nzoia County Assembly has sparked public outrage over what residents have termed as an outright wastage of public funds through ‘a study tour to Rwanda’.
Members of County Assembly (MCAs) from the County are set to leave the country on Sunday for a 9-day trip to Kigali, at a cost of Sh 16 million, to learn about the 1994 genocide.
The County Assembly Speaker Joshua Werunga, defended the 9-day foreign trip describing it as an enlightening experience to the MCAs.
“The MCAs will get lessons about genocide and its consequences and when they come back they will have picked lessons and learnt the importance of peace,”said Werunga.
The trip has sparked an uproar from the residents who feel the expenditure could have instead been allocated to other priority projects.
The Speaker however downplayed the concerns, noting that the expenditure had been well budgeted for and would only cover per diems and logistics.
During their stay in Rwanda, the MCAs are expected to visit Genocide memorial sites.