The Council of Governors (CoG) wants parliament to fast-track two legislations currently on the floor of both Houses that provide for a watertight impeachment process as opposed to what Meru governor Kawira Mwangaza has gone through.
While appreciating the Senate for their voting on the Mwangaza impeachment, the CoG notes the impeachment threshold as is now, gives room for political machinations and flimsy grounds.
According to CoG chair and Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru, the pieces of legislation have a clear path for impeaching a governor, including the provision of not impeaching a governor 2 years into her administration and the last year does not give them room to deliver on their manifesto.
The governors want the process tightened to be akin to that of recalling a member of parliament.
On the cost of living, the governors want the National Government to find ways of cushioning Kenyans, insiting that the effects have reverberated in counties and their constituents were feeling the heat.
The CoG vice chair and Wajir governor Ahmed Abdulahi, has asked for the reconvening of a special Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council (IBEC) to discuss the matter of the cost of living and find a solution through the two levels of government.
Consequently, the governors who have been on a two-day retreat at the Keekorok lodge in the Maasai Mara, want the national government to release about Ksh 300 billion according to the Intergovernmental Relations Technical Committee (IGRTC) remains at the line ministries yet the functions were devolved.
The governors want the funds released in the supplementary budget, arguing that the president has given a commitment to release all functions still held at the national.
Moreso, there is a call for relaxing of regulations or governors to access grants, as they note there have been changes to the PFMAct that introduce bottlenecks for counties to access over Ksh 250 billion.