Parliament to form mediation team over stalemate of division of shareable revenue bill

Senate speaker Amason Kingi is expected to forward names that will be part of the mediation committee that will deliberate on the amendments of the division of revenue bill after the national assembly rejected a senate proposals allocating 415 billion shillings to counties  for the next financial year

His national assembly counterpart Moses Wetangula formed a nine member team comprising Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, Samburu wests’ Naisula Lesuuda and Alego Usonga’s Samuel Atandi among others.

The total sharable revenue is estimated at Sh2.948 trillion, comprising an allocation of Sh2.549 trillion to the National Government, Sh391.1 billion to the County Government Equitable Share; and Sh7.85 billion to the Equalisation Fund.

While castigating the senate’s amendments, Budget and Appropriations Committee  chairman Ndindi Nyoro said that the set 415 billion shillings would mean cuts in other budgets estimates

In a quick rejoinder, Suna East MP Junet Mohammend argued that denying counties funds is a conduit of stifling devolution in the country

The Council of Governors had presented their demand of Sh450 billion as their minimum revenue share estimates down from Sh470 billion proposed earlier.

The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) had proposed counties to be given Sh407 billion down from Sh416 billion during its presentations to the National Treasury.

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