DP Ruto, Uhuru lose big as Senators shoot down Mt Kenya’s One Man One Vote One Shilling revenue sharing formulae

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DP Ruto, Uhuru lose big as Senators shoot down Mt Kenya’s One Man One Vote One Shilling revenue sharing formulae


The Senate on Tuesday shot down the disputed revenue sharing formula proposed by Mt Kenya delegation led by Senate Majority Leader Hon Irungu Kang’ata (Murang’a) and Statehouse operatives

Hon Kangata, also the Majority Chief whip, had sought to amend the report by the Finance and Budget Committee to push forward the commencement date of the formula to 2022 and therefore allowing Status quo to prevail for two years especially for counties that were set to lose hundrends of millions and in return cry post 2022 for three years.

The committee has proposed the new formula takes effect in 2021-22, but Kangata wanted it to commence in 2022-23 a strategy that was seen as to entice those opposing the formula to endorse it.

Earlier, Finance and Budget Committee chairman Charles Kibiru (Kirinyaga) made a case for the disputed formula.

While moving the motion , Senator Kibiru urged his colleagues to approve the panel’s recommendation, arguing that it was arrived at after thorough consultation with several stakeholders.

“We need to shift our gear from saying who gets what. This county is ours. We should ourselves, as a Senate, tonight question if we want this county to move forward. We have had over 20 simulations in the Committee,” he said .

He said the Senate should approve the formula and push for more allocations to the counties to ensure no county is left behind

“From where we sit, the minimum that should be taken to counties should not be less than sh350 million,’” he said.

Here is the list of Senators who voted a NO to the One man , one vote, one shilling revenue distribution formula:

1. Sen. Eric Okong’o OMogeni
2. Sen. Ibrahim Ali
3. Sen. Issa Juma
4. Sen. Hajj Moh’d Yussuf
5. Sen. Hargura Godana
6. Sen. Ekal Malachi
7. Sen. Boniface Kabaka
8. Sen. George Khaniri
9. Sen. Kindiki Kithure
10. Sen. Lelegwe Ltumbesi
11. Sen. Sam Ongeri
12. Sen. Anwar Loitiptip
13. Sen. Stewart Madzayo
14. Sen. Mahamud Mohamed
15. Sen. Cleophas Malala
16. Sen. Fatuma Dullo
17. Sen. Wario Juma
18. Sen. Philip Mpaayei
19. Sen. Kipchumba Murkomen
20. Sen. Mutula Kilonzo
21. Sen. Johnes Mwaruma
22. Sen. Mwinyihaji Faki
23. Sen. Ledama Ole Kina
24. Sen. Sakaja Johnson
25. Sen. Enoch Wambua

DP Ruto, Uhuru lose big as Senators shoot down Mt Kenya’s One Man One Vote One Shilling revenue sharing formulae

Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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