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Lusaka recalls a special sitting to discuss revenue sharing

24Ke.co.ke 06/28/2020

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Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka has called for a special House sitting to approve a proposed formula presented by the Commission on Revenue Allocation for sharing of the Sh 316.5 billion among counties.

Through a gazette notice dated June 26, Lusaka said he arrived at the decision after consulting the leader of majority Senator Samuel Poghisio and other 15 members of parliament.

“Notice is given to all Senators that pursuant to Standing Order 30 (1)  of the Senate Standing Orders, on the request of the Senate Majority Leader, and with the support of requisite number of Senators, I have appointed Tuesday, 30th June, 2020, as a day for a special sitting. The sitting shall be held in the Senate Chamber, Main Parliament Buildings, Nairobi as from 2.30 pm,”read part of the notice.

According to the constitution, a Senate proceeding shall unanimously approve the formula for it to take effect.

Among other bills, the Senators are supposed to consider the Pandemic Response and Management Bill and the National Drought Management Authority Bill.

According to the Senate calendar, the parliamentarians are on recess until July 7, but without the third basis formula, it will be unconstitutional to share the monies among the 47 dockets as from July 1.

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