President Kenyatta defends executive from Senate wrangles

first_imgPresident Kenyatta is instead calling on leaders to shun politicizing the revenue formula and find a solution where equity and fairness shall prevail, a move supported by Deputy President William Ruto who said magnanimity must prevail and no county should feel disadvantaged by any method agreed.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 DP Ruto while addressing a delegation of elders and leaders from Bungoma and Trans Nzoia Counties, at his Sugoi home in Uasin-Gishu County said Senate has the requisite leadership and wisdom to reach a consensus that takes into account all the parameters to balance between the populous and disadvantaged counties.Also Read  Relief for families as MOH revises Covid-19 burial protocolsHis sentiments were shared by Nyandarua Governor Francis Kimemia and Nakuru Deputy Governor Dr Erick Korir who called for equity and fairness in revenue allocation claiming activities in devolved units have stalled.Also Read  Uhuru calls for rebuilding of the UN to better address emerging challengesThe development coming as Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina hinted of a breakthrough in the deadlock soon. President Uhuru Kenyatta has defended the executive from the wrangles at the Senate over the revenue sharing formula.The Head of State said the third basis formula for sharing revenue among counties was proposed by the commission and has nothing to do with the executive.Speaking at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), President Kenyatta insisted that the crucial revenue sharing parameters are set out by the commission on revenue allocation and not the executive.Also Read  152 more test positive as Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 36,981last_img read more