Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business
“Senator Wamatangi is raising issues which he could have probed during the debate,” CRA said/COURTESY

Kenya

CRA wants Wamatangi counties revenue formula case dismissed

“Senator Wamatangi is raising issues which he could have probed during the debate,” CRA said/COURTESY

“Senator Wamatangi is raising issues which he could have probed during the debate,” CRA said/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 9 – The Commission on Revenue Allocation (CRA) wants a suit filed by Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi contesting a formula used by the National Government to allocate funds in counties dismissed.

CRA’s Chief Executive Officer, George Ooko argues that it is mandated by the Constitution to ensure that revenue collected is equitably shared between National and County Governments.

The Kiambu Senator has lodged the suit complaining that “the formula adopted by the commission is unfair to County Governments.”

But CRA insists that the Senate is the appropriate Arm of Government to deal with issues raised in the petition and that courts can only interfere where there is blatant breach of law.

CRA submitted its recommendations to the Senate on March 14 when the matter was debated and approved.

“Senator Wamatangi is raising issues which he could have probed during the debate,” CRA said.

Justice Joseph Onguto heard that CRA only makes recommendations on how revenue should be allocated to County Governments.

Through lawyer Kibe Mungai, Wamatangi has accused CRA of failing to make the necessary recommendations to consider public interests.

In his suit papers, the Senator wants highly populated counties given more money to support their development projects.

“The High Court should restrain the National Government from disbursing any revenue to counties until the case is determined,” Wamatangi said through his lawyer.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

County Governments have been allocated Sh280.3 billion while the Equalization Fund has been allocated Sh6 billion.

Justice Joseph Onguto will rule on the issue on May 25.

Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...