Jubilee threatens to crack whip on Senators who defied revenue division formula debate
Intimidation is now ensuing in Jubilee Party after some of the Party Senators opted to turn down President Uhuru Kenyatta’s intrigue to pass the proposed third revenue share debate on Tuesday.
Senate Majority Whip and Muranga Senator Irungu Kang’ata, moments after the debate, said the Jubilee party would take action against its senators who voted against government position on revenue sharing formula debate.
“There were some senators who are in positions of leadership in the party who decided on their own motion to go against the official position of the government. We expect some remedial action to be taken against them,” he said.
Kangata had moved the motion to have the proposed formula pushed to 2022, but flopped on the floor of the House after 25 Senators voted against it.
The 25 were against 22 Senators who were in support of the deferred implementation of the proposed revenue allocation basis.
Led by Senator Kang’ata and Senate Minority Leader, Siaya Senator James Orengo, had called for a postponement of debate on the now contentious formula which seeks to introduce population size into the determination of the share of revenue to a Counties.
The debate which went past 9 pm on Tuesday was adjourned by Senate Deputy Speaker, Professor Margaret Kamar and is set to resume next Tuesday.