12 Senators Chosen to Solve Counties Revenue Stalemate; Sudi Blames Ruto Over Senate Drama & NLC Backs Ruto in Weston Hotel Dispute

Good morning Kenyans.

We are almost at the end of the month of August that has been marred with bitterness and turmoil in the political arena.

The Revenue Sharing Formula has been the talk of the town for the past recent weeks.

The Kenyan Senate during a past session

The discussion has been frustrated by numerous standoffs that finally reached its tipping point on Monday.

A new twist into the matter occurred when three senators who voted were arrested.

Reports emerged that the three were allegedly apprehended because of voting against Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata’s proposal.

Further information stated that the leaders were put in handcuffs in order not to attend and vote on the bill during a special sitting called by Speaker of the Senate Kenneth Lusaka.

Lusaka found himself in the firing line after the likes of Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jr lashed out at him.

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen during a past public address

During a heated debate, Murkomen accused the Speaker of being biased while Kilonzo asked Lusaka to step down if he could no longer handle the pressure of the seat.

In addition, the Makueni legislator remarked that he was ready to take over from Lusaka if he could no longer be just on the matter.

This brings up the big question, was it fair for the three politicians to be arrested cause of their stand on the matter?

These are the news making headlines on Opera News App:

List of 12 Senators Formed by Senate to Solve Counties Revenue Stalemate

After a record nine times without reaching a deal, there could be light at the end of the tunnel after the Senate formed a 12-member committee on Monday, August 17, to try and reach a consensus on the counties revenue sharing formula stalemate.

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Oscar Sudi Blames Ruto Over Senate Drama

Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi has blamed Deputy President William Ruto for the ongoing Senate woes which saw three Senators Cleophas Malala (Kakamega), Christopher Langat (Bomet), and Steve Lelegwe (Samburu) arrested ahead of the revenue sharing debate.

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Weston Scandal: NLC Backs Ruto in Hotel Dispute

The National Land Commission has defended its decision to allow Deputy President William Ruto to pay for the land on which Weston Hotel stands despite the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority’s claim to it.

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe looks like a man under siege after a recent expose by NTV on the disappearance of Ksh 43 billion of Covid-19 donations from business tycoon Jack Ma.

Kagwe rubbished the undercover story that was done by Dennis Okari terming it as a work of fiction.

He further insisted that Okari’s source on the matter Gordwins Agutu was not a reliable person.

The tough-talking CS, however, noted that the ministry received Ksh 23 billion and he had proof of the expenditure done by his ministry.

This leaves one wondering, is CS Kagwe trying to cover up the truth or is it true that the expose was far fetched?

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