Angry Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has blasted senators over excessive appetite for county budget money and efforts to frustrate governors while demanding handouts from them in order to protect them from the Senate oversight.
The vocal legislator went on to announce that the Senate position will be among the leading to be scrapped in the looming ‘punguza mzigo’ referendum arguing that the legislators have lately become a nightmare to the sitting governors.
Kuria claims that the Senators have made the cost of running counties expensive as they would demand billions for counties in the pretence of protecting devolution then turn back and demand the same from governors to protect them from Senate oversight.
“By the way the most urgent is scrapping the Senate. The main business of the Senate is to add various billions to the governors in the pretence of protecting devolution then turn back and demand the same from governors to protect them from Senate oversight,” he said
“You will burn in hell !” The MP said in aa explosive Facebook Post.
Kuria said this while announcing the dates for the next referendum dates which he said will be on the 9th August 2022 coinciding with the 2022 General Elections as the 7th ballot.
“The next referendum will be held on the 9th August 2022. This will be alongside the 2022 General Elections as the 7th ballot. We CAN NOT be interrupting our lives in the mid-terms to hold referenda,” he announced.
Kuria’s statement is coming at a time that the county bosses are lamenting about the stalemate between the Senate and the National Assembly over revenue sharing between the two levels of government.
The governors also complained about the perennial delays by the National Treasury in releasing funds to counties, which they said has hampered development at the local level which forced them to hold protests on Monday.