Drama as Governors Storm Out of DP Ruto’s Meeting

Drama as meeting between Deputy President William Ruto and the Council of Governors on Monday collapsed after the county bosses walked out in a huff.

The discussions were being held at Ruto’s office in Karen where he supported the National Assembly’s allocation of Ksh317 billion to the county governments.

The county bosses opposed the position taken by the DP and maintained their stand on the Senate’s revised county allocations of Ksh336 billion.

The council’s communication officer told that CoG would hold a press conference to address the concerns after the talks collapsed.

ALSO READ:  The UN says $6B from the world's billionaires could solve the current World's hunger crisis. Elon Musk says he will sell Tesla stock and donate proceeds if the WFP can prove that.
Council of Governors Chair Wycliffe Oparanya of Kakamega County

The Division of Revenue Bill (DORA) has been a bone of contention in a fight that has spiraled into Ruto’s office.

On June 18, the CoG had boycotted a meeting with the Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council chaired by DP Ruto.

The county CEOs later softened the stance and attended the meeting which resulted in the DP promising Ksh65 billion would be disbursed to help counties clear pending bills.

The DORA Bill is key because until it is passed by Parliament, the devolved units cannot access funds for the financial year 2019/20.

ALSO READ:  Malema says there is no stopping Burna Boy from performing in South Africa

“This is to bring to your attention that county governments have no funds to perform any functions.

“It is important that Kenyans understand that county governments will literally grind to a halt,” read the CoG’s statement addressed to Kenyans and members of the press on June 17.

Deputy President William Ruto conducting a meeting of the Intergovernmental Budget and Economic Council on June 18, 2019

TRENDING VIDEO: Together Even In Marriage; Twin Brothers Marry One Wife

(Visited 56 times, 1 visits today)

Four Mt Kenya CSs summoned over plot to Assassinate DP Ruto ahead of 2022 poll

Assassination claims prove Ruto has declared war on Uhuru – OPINION