Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga has broken his silence on the going standoff among senators on the revenue sharing formula. Raila drummed up support for the formula by the Commission of Revenue Allocation (CRA) and asked legislators to adopt it and allow the country to move forward.
In a statement, the former premier said CRA’s recommendation on the third basis for the revenue sharing for the next five years was that allocation should be population-driven.
“The CRA recommendation is based on that county governments are about service requirements of the people including in health, agriculture, infrastructure among others,” his statement read in part.
He further stated that the Senate itself had made various amendments to the commission but retained the principle that allocation should be based on population size.
In recent few days, the attention of the country has been captured by the standoff over the sharing of revenue among…
“Unfortunately, the institution has disagreed with its amendments,” he said.
Raila asked senators to forward the concerns they have to the commission for its future recommendation.
The Opposition leader added that the resources recommended were enough to adequately serve Kenyans if only corruption could be eliminated. He also asked counties to focus more on raising own revenues from economic activities within the devolved units.
“The Senate should allow the country to move forward by adopting the CRA report while using the concerns voiced for future recommendations on revenue sharing,” he said while concluding his statement.