Uhuru urged to reject Revenue Bill
President Kenyatta is under intense pressure to reject the controversial Division of Revenue Bill that is headed to his office for assent, with just less than 20 days left to the beginning of the next financial year. The Bill determines financial allocations between the national government and the 47 county governments, and is the first step to help the counties know how much money they will get from July 1 when the next fiscal year begins. The National Assembly and the Treasury had agreed on Sh210 billion, but the Senate added an extra Sh48 billion to ensure delivery of services in counties is not affected once the national government stops providing them.
Chairman of the committee Amos Wako (Busia) asked National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi and his Senate counterpart Ekwee Ethuro to form a mediation committee to resolve the standoff between the two Houses over the Bill. Mr Wako warned President Kenyatta that he would be setting a bad precedent if he signed the Bill into law.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily Nation