The Senate has passed Divison of Revenue Bill 2019. On Tuesday, the Senate approved the Bill which sees Sh335 billion allocated to the County government of various development activities.
The Bill is now left to National Assembly to approve or otherwise turn it down.
There has been a stalemate between the National Assembly and senators regarding the amount to be approved. The National assembly was of suggestion of sh 316 billion but senators choose Sh 335 Billion which was in line with Controller of the Budget.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator who doubles up majority leader said they support Devolution.
“This afternoon the Senate has passed a new Division of Revenue Bill allocating the counties KShs 335B. The bill has been transmitted to the National Assembly for consideration. We remain steadfast in our duty to protect devolution and defending counties and county governments!” he said.