MPs’ plan to slash county funds angers governors

Council of Governors chairman Peter Munya, accompanied by his colleagues, addresses a press conference on the drought situation in the country, at the council's offices in Nairobi on February 6, 2017. He has criticised a move by the National Assembly to reduce the county allocations in the 2017/2018 Budget. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich had proposed that the 47 counties share Sh299.1 billion, up from Sh280.3 billion allocated in the previous financial year.
  • The governors are banking on the Senate to live up to their mandate of safeguarding the interests of counties and oppose the Bill.

A row is brewing between county and the national governments over a proposal to slash funds meant for the devolved units in the next Budget.

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