President convenes meeting to resolve revenue sharing stalemate

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday convened a meeting to resolve the county revenue sharing stalemate at the Senate.

The meeting held at State House Nairobi was attended by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Chairman of the Council of Governors Wycliffe Oparanya.

During the meeting, it was resolved that depending on the financial performance of the economy, the Government will, in the next Financial Year (2021/22), endeavor to allocate an additional Kshs 50 billion to Counties as part of efforts to strengthen devolution.

The President urged Senators to urgently resolve the revenue sharing stalemate at the Senate so as to avoid disruption of service delivery in the Counties.

The Senate was represented at the meeting by Hon Samuel Poghisio (Majority Leader), Hon Irungu Kang’ata (Majority Chief Whip), James Orengo (Minority Leader), and Hon Fatuma Dullo (Deputy Majority Leader).