Senate rejects proposal to slash funding for counties

The senate has rejected a proposal by treasury to slash the equitable share revenue allocation to counties by 4 billion shillings in the coming financial year.

In a special sitting held the senators are also demanding the stoppage of 2.6 billion shillings deductions to counties to pay for the leased medical equipment.

The proposal by the national treasury was to the allocation to counties from 314 billion shillings to 310 billion shillings in the coming financial year.

The legislators who are currently on recess resumed for a special sitting to deliberate contents of the division of revenue bill.

The senators led by the finance and budget committee chairperson Mohamed Maalim, argued the deduction would hinder service delivery to the people.

At the same time the senators queried the 2.6 billion shillings deducted from county governments by the national government towards paying for leased medical equipment.

The senators want counties left to prioritize and manage the use of their resources.

This comes just days after the council of governors presenting their views to the senate called for the establishment of an adhoc committee in the senate to probe the leasing of medical equipment with some governors saying they were not privy to the contents of lease agreement.

Senate will resume its sittings officially on the 14th of May.

  

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