- He decried the current allocations as little adding that even then it was still not quickly forthcoming.
- In the 2023/2024 fiscal years the County bosses had requested Sh 407 billion against the current Sh 385 the Senate had approved
Kisii county assembly MCAs on Wednesday voted to suspend House business until further notice.
The suspension of the House business marks the beginning of an intense push by ward reps across the 47 counties for the quick disbursement of funds from the Exchequer.
Bokimonge MCA Amos Onderi who moved the motion said the decision forms part of the resolutions reached during the National Congress of all county assemblies in Nairobi a fortnight ago.
The congress was held at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre with the MCAs from the 47 devolved units agreeing to formally suspend their businesses after the elapse of 14 days.
"We don't even have money for development as we break," Onderi said.
He decried the current allocations as little adding that even then it was still not quickly forthcoming.
In the 2023-24 fiscal years the county bosses had requested Sh407 billion against the current Sh385 billon the Senate approved
The reduction constituted a significant threat to the total development budget required in the counties.
"We question the wisdom of the decision that counties receive Sh385 billion from the three trillion plus nation budget, how does this support devolution?" Marani MCA Denis Ombachi posed.
"Thus we agreed to adjourn the House indefinitely for the purpose of undertaking other activities that are intended to support devolution."
Ombachi described as peanuts the Sh86,000 they receive as pay.
"In a government that says it was for mama mboga it should be that we the MCAs be funded properly through the ward Kitty which we don't have," Ombachi said.
The motion was supported by Bogeka MCA Richmond Manani.
"It is shameful for counties to continue to suffer want of development due to the constant delays in funding from the national treasury. This is an outright attack on devolution," Manani said.