In Summary
  • Mr Nanok said the President should take full responsibility for the impasse.
  • He said after the failure of mediation attempts, the buck stops with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
  • The governor said the National Assembly and Treasury follow the law by incorporating recommendations by both CRA and the Senate.

Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok wants President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene in the stalemate on the Division of Revenue Bill, saying the buck stops at his office.

Mr Nanok said the President should take full responsibility for the impasse.

He said that the President contributed to the creation of the financial crisis which now threatens to grind to a halt service delivery in counties and he therefore holds the keys to unlocking the stand-off.

UNPROCEDURAL

“President Uhuru unprocedurally approved the Budget and Appropriations Act, 2019 before the Division of Revenue Bill, 2019 is enacted into law as required by the Constitution,” he argued.

The counties had been allocated Sh310 billion in the initial version of the Division of Revenue Bill, 2019, a figure that has now been revised to Sh316 billion in a new bill set to be introduced in the National Assembly on Tuesday next week.

Even as governors still wait for the Supreme Court ruling on the, the Turkana governor believes that after the failure of mediation attempts between the Senate and the National Assembly, “the buck stops with President Uhuru Kenyatta”.

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