Governors now move to Supreme Court over division of revenue stalemate

By KASS Online Team

The Council of Governors (CoG) has moved to the Supreme Court over the ongoing stalemate over division of revenue between the national government and counties.

CoG Chairperson Wycliffe Oparanya and vice chairman Mwangi wa Iria led the county bosses who staged a march from a city hotel to the Supreme Court where they filed their petition.

Governors and the National government have been locked in a stalemate with MPs proposing that the devolved units should get an allocation of Sh310 billion while the Senators and the Governors insist on a Sh335 billion allocation.

“Very few counties have passed their budgets and quite a number have not passed their budgets because of this issue of division of revenue as they don’t know a figure to work with and it’s because of this frustration

Governor Prof Anyang Nyong’o who also joined in the march faulted the National Assembly for being inconsiderate.

“The functions assigned to the counties government are the functions which concern the common man and woman most,” he said when he addressed worshipers on Sunday at Nyabondo Catholic Church.

Nyong’o said county government operations have all stalled over lack of funding for the 2019/20 financial year.

He said the public should not be denied funds due to the raging war between the National Assembly and the Senate.