Speaker Lusaka in a meeting with senate committee trying to convince them to support disputed formula that cuts allocation to 18 counties by Sh17 billion

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Speaker Lusaka in a meeting with senate committee trying to convince them to support disputed formula that cuts allocation to 18 counties by Sh17 billion


The Senate leadership is currently meeting the 12-member committee that was formed to strike a deal on the contentious revenue sharing formula among counties, ahead of a sitting in the afternoon where the senators will be attempting for the tenth time to debate and approve the formula.

According to sources who spoke to a local daily, senate speaker Ken Lusaka is trying to convince the divided committee to support a disputed formula that cuts allocation to 18 counties by Sh17 billion.

The sources further revealed that the leadership, however, wants the formula suspended by two years ‘to minimise loses’

The proposal to suspend the implementation of the proposed formula by two years was fronted by Majority Chief Whip Irungu Kang’ata.

The team, chaired by senators Moses Wetangula (Bungoma) and Johnson Sakaja (Nairobi) presented two reports to the leadership after its members failed to agree on the best formula.

After the leadership meeting, the resolution will be presented to all the senators in a Kamkunji ahead of the afternoon session.

Speaker Lusaka in a meeting with senate committee trying to convince them to support disputed formula that cuts allocation to 18 counties by Sh17 billion

Source: KENYAGIST.COM

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