Sakaja's stand on revenue allocation

What you need to know:

  • Baffling, Prof Maina Muchara remarks on Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja’s stand on the county revenue sharing formula.

SAFETY• Let’s not just wear face masks to please the police but to help curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease, says Francis Njuguna. He wishes all could abide by the safety rules by the Health ministry to keep the virus at bay. “In public places, on the streets, and shopping centres, you will be shocked at how many are not doing what is expected of us.” His contact is [email protected].

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STRANGE SAKAJA•  Baffling, Prof Maina Muchara remarks on Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja’s stand on the county revenue sharing formula. “His argument that the money should be sent to the other counties is strange” and “with the denser the population, the more tax paid, the more needs of the population, more money is needed” in the city. His contact is [email protected].

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RUNNING TAPS• Since the Nairobi Metropolitan Services took over some key functions of the city county government several months ago under Director-General Mohammed Abdalla Badi, Mwangi Karuga notes, there has been some positive impact. The most significant for him is the improved water supply. “That is a good development.” His contact is [email protected].

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EMPTY TALK• Three years ago, Kwale Water Department pledged to pump water to Kubo District from Mkurumuji River., says Dick Knight, of South Coast. A pipeline and a 300,000-litre tank were built on his land. In 2017, the county promised a water scheme. Kenya Power erected poles but a 30HP engine lies unused. “Millions have been spent and there is no water!” His contact is [email protected]

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KEROSENE • Kenya has never experienced kerosene shortage like in the past one month, claims Robert Musamali. “Petroleum and diesel are available but not kerosene, and most surprising is the silence of Energy CS Alfred Keter. Can the government ensure that users quickly get it?” Cooking gas is expensive and charcoal means cutting down more trees. His contact is [email protected].  Have an explainable day, won’t you!