Deputy President William Samoei Ruto has finally declared his stand on the ongoing Revenue allocation formula that has seen different senators divided on whether to support it or not.
Through his Twitter account, the deputy president has noted that the debate is divisive and the senate should be left to exercise their mandate as per the constitution of Kenya in a free and fair manner.
He also notes that it is the right of every county to get what is fair for them and therefore senators should come up with a win win situation for all the counties.
“The ongoing revenue formula debate is unnecessarily divisive. The Constitution envisages fair and equitable sharing of all our resources. The legislature MUST as per its MANDATE structure a WIN-WIN formula that is sensitive to proposals made without hurting any county. INAWEZEKANA.”@Depyty president Ruto’s message states.
His sentiments come after senators got themselves in s limbo over the currently proposed formula by Muranga senator Irungu Kang’ata whereby some senators will drastically lose huge amounts of money whereas some counties will stand to gain.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is already in support of the proposed formula by the commission on Revenue Allocation that is being sponsored by senator Kang’ata with some senators allied to the deputy president supporting it.