Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka on Thursday adjourned a special session convened to debate the contentious third basis for sharing revenue among the 47 counties.

This was after Senators failed to agree on the Counties revenue allocation Formula forcing Speaker Lusaka to suspend the house until next Tuesday.

Senator Mutula Kalonzo reacted to the matter calling for the impeachment of the speaker.
“We should impeach speaker Lusaka for adjourning the senate unlawfully! Bure” Said Mutula on Twitter.

Murkomen speaks out after being given new position in Senate ...

Kipchumba Murkomen (Photo Courtesy)

A sarcastic reply to senator Kilonzo by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen on the contentious matter has set tongues wagging.

Natamani kunyamaza lakini si rahisi, Messiah nifundishe kunyamaza! ( I want to keep quiet but it is not that easy, messiah teach me how to keep shut-up” said Murkomen.

Currently, counties share revenue based on five parameters, namely population (45 percent), equal share (25 percent), poverty (20 percent), land area (eight percent), and fiscal responsibility (two percent). The proposed formula will see the weight of poverty in determining the revenue share drop to 18 percent.

By By Faith Kivuli

Multimedia journalist

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