Uhuru and Raila meet Senate leaders ahead of revenue debate

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 14:35 |
State House convenes a meeting with Senate Leaders on Revenue Sharing stalemate.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday at State House, Nairobi convened a meeting to discuss the revenue sharing stalemate at the Senate.

State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena said the meeting was convened to resolve the revenue sharing stalemate that has backfired over 10 times at the Senate.

"The meeting, which was attended by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Chairman of the Council of Governors Wycliffe Oparanya, resolved that depending on the financial performance of the economy, the Government will, in the next Financial Year (2021/22), endeavour to allocate an additional Sh50 billion to Counties as part of efforts to strengthen devolution," said Kanze Dena.

Ahead of the debate on Tuesday afternoon, the Head of State urged senators to urgently resolve the revenue sharing stalemate at the Senate to avoid disruption of service delivery in the counties.

At the meeting, the Senate was represented by Hon Samuel Poghisio (Majority Leader), Hon Irungu Kang'ata (Majority Chief Whip), James Orengo (Minority Leader) and Hon Fatuma Dullo (Deputy Majority Leader)

Also present were Senators Hon Beatrice Kwamboka (Nominated) and Hon Johnes Mwashushe Mwaruma (Taita Taveta).

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