Chaos erupt at Kakamega County assembly over supplementary budget

Written By: KNA

The Kakamega County Assembly in session. The minority claims that the executive is bulldozing the legislature.

There was chaos at the Kakamega County assembly on Wednesday as legislators disagreed over the executive’s revision of the supplementary budget that had been approved on  May 13, 2020.

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The budget was returned to the house by governor Wycliffe Oparanya who declined to assent to it after realising that the MCAs had reallocated some funds from the ministries of agriculture and social services.

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The majority leader  Joel Ongoro  said the executive rejected the budget in which the agriculture and social services Ministries had lost Ksh 203 million and Ksh 22 million respectively.

Ongoro stated that the slashed money was meant for the procurement of fertiliser and sporting activities and had been reallocated for mitigating the effects of floods and fighting Covid-19 disease.

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“We are promoting local talents through sponsoring local tournaments which must continue to be facilitated through budgetary allocation while the County Multi-Agency Disaster Management Committee is taking care of the covid-19 pandemic,’’ he explained.

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During the session chaired by the Deputy Speaker Soita Kasaya, the majority and minority sides locked horns with the latter opposing the return of the document claiming the executive was bulldozing the legislature.

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