Division of Revenue Bill: Sort yourselves out to get extra cash, Uhuru tells governors

President Uhuru Kenyatta has once again told the National Assembly and the Senate to end the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 stalemate to allow the release of funds to counties. Speaking in Nakuru during the opening of Ugatuzi Plaza that houses the County Assembly chamber, President Kenyatta told MPs that the government does not have unlimited resources and “should bear in mind that what the national government has been allocating to counties is much higher than the threshold set by the Constitution.” During the opening of Bicdo Industrial Park in…

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Crisis as counties issue salary delay notice over Division of Revenue Bill standoff

County employees and suppliers should brace themselves for hard economic times ahead after Council of Governors announced salary and payment delays. In a letter dated July 23 and addressed to governors by CoG chairman Wycliffe Oparanya, counties will not be able to pay, as monies will not be disbursed by the National Treasury following the collapse of mediation talks over the Division of Revenue Bill. There is an ongoing stalemate over county allocation to the counties between the Senate and the National Assembly. The National Assembly wants all 47 counties…

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Governors implicated in corruption should step aside, Raila says

Governors implicated in corruption should step aside, ODM leader Raila Odinga has said. Raila made the remarks when he met outgoing UK High Commissioner Nic Hailey at Capitol Hill office. “Saying farewell to Rt Hon @RailaOdinga this morning. It was good to hear him say, as the UK has also done, that leaders charged with corruption need to step aside from their offices, including those Governors who have been indicted,” Hailey said. This is a position held by the UK government and Hailey in March said the government should scale…

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