Uhuru meets Senate leadership to discuss revenue-sharing impasse; promises to raise 2021/22 counties budget by Sh50B

What conspired in the State House meeting

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President Uhuru Kenyatta  on Tuesday, September 15 promised to allocate an additional Sh50 billion to counties in 2021/22 Financial Year, albeit depending on the financial performance of the economy.

Speaking during a meeting with the Senate leadership at State House which was convened to discuss the county revenue-sharing impasse, President Uhuru said that the additional money will be part of efforts to strengthen devolution.

Uhuru further urged Senators to urgently resolve the revenue sharing stalemate at the Senate so as to avoid disruption of service delivery in the counties.

The meeting was attended by Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and Chairman of the Council of Governors Wycliffe Oparanya.

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

Also present were Senators Hon Beatrice Kwamboka (Nominated) and Hon Johnes Mwashushe Mwaruma (Taita Taveta).

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