Kang’ata castigates Senators opposing the third basis revenue sharing formula

Murang’a Senator, Irungu Kang’ata has said senators opposing the third basis revenue sharing formula are anti-Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

Kang’ata said he will mobilize other Senators to reject the BBI report if the new revenue sharing formula based on the population will not sail through on Tuesday when the House convenes.

The Senate Majority Whip observed that senators from North Eastern and Coast regions should not pretend to support BBI yet they are against the formula which will see revenue be shared based on one man one shilling.

Last week, senators once again failed to reach consensus on how counties will get funds in this year’s financial year, something which has left devolved units financially starved.

Kang’ata said he will object to BBI if the senators against the new formula will not accept to change their tune on Tuesday and allow the funds to be shared in accordance with the population.

If the new revenue sharing formula developed by the Commission of Revenue Allocation (CRA) sails through, counties with small populations will get reduced funds compared to what they got last financial year.

“On Tuesday if the senate will adopt the third-generation revenue sharing formula, then we will reject the BBI. This is because BBI advocates revenue to be shared in accordance with population,” he added.

– KNA