We don’t have money, use what you have, Uhuru to governors


President Uhuru Kenyatta has broken his silence over the ongoing push to allocate more funds to the counties.
He said no more funds will be allocated to counties despite the governors’ push, telling the county chiefs to use what they have.
The President spoke at the burial of former presidential candidate Peter Kenneth’s mother in Gatanga, Uhuru said what the governors are asking for is outrageous.
He has instead directed them to deliver to Kenyans first with what they have instead of asking for more which could benefit some corrupt individuals.
“You should first use what you have and join us in the war against corruption so that money that is stolen is used to serve Kenyans before asking for more,” he said.
President Uhuru challenged MPs to take a pay cut so that the money can be given to counties for service delivery.
“If you want more money to be taken to counties you MPs or senators should consider slashing your salaries because the government does not have money,” he said.
The President asked governors to take what the National Treasury disbursed to them instead of waiting for what is not there.
The governors and the Senate have been pushing for more money for the counties with the latter going to court over the Division of Revenue bill.
The Senate wants Sh335 billion given to counties while the National Assembly is rooting for Sh316 billion.
The burial was also attended by Deputy President William Ruto, Opposition Chief Raila Odinga among others.


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