‘Raila is the Root Cause of Kenya’s Budget Crisis’

Opposition Leader Raila Odinga.PHOTO/COURTESY

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang on Thursday blamed Opposition Leader Raila Odinga for the budget impasse that the country has recently been going through due to the Senate and the National Assembly row over the Division of Revenue.

The first time governor claimed that the country has never been in the same situation before not until the famous handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and the ODM boss.

Speaking at Green Stadium in Bomet during the swearing-in of Governor Hillary Barchok, Sang claimsed that the Handshake has made it hard for the transition of the devolution agenda.

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang.PHOTO/COURTESY

“We as county governors, for a long time we have received a lot of support from the national government. We have had never had issues with regard to the Division of Revenue until challenges came in from last year”.

“We now know that this handshake guy (Raila) could be the cause of this devolution problems yet he is the same person who has been rallying for devolution. Since the handshake came in we have been experiencing these problems. We want leaders who will make sure that the devolution works,” he added.

Sang’s utterances come at a time county governments are facing a budgetary crisis. The two Houses of Parliament failed to reach a consensus on the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 which determines sharable revenue for devolved units.

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