New Division of Revenue Bill to be published on Wednesday, DP Ruto says

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A new Division of the Revenue Bill will be published on Wednesday, Deputy President William Ruto has said.

According to the deputy president, the “national government will forego some resources to enhance shareable revenue to county governments.”

This comes shortly after the Council of Governors went to the Supreme Court to contest the Sh316 agreed on by the National Assembly.

Originally, the National Assembly had settled on Sh310 billion but added Sh6 billion after negotiations. However, a dead-end was reached after the Senate, which is representing the county governments, refused to go lower than Sh327 billion. The Senate’s earlier figure was Sh335 billion, which had been recommended by the Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA).

According to the chairman of the Council of Governors, counties are now at a standstill as no money has been released by the National Treasury.

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