President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta has held meetings with Senators to ensure a smooth passing of controversial revenue sharing formula.
He asked Senator Kang’ata not to publicly comment or discuss the controversial revenue matter in public.
He is to hold meetings with with governors to find an alternative way to share the money.
The money to be released is meant for paying salaries and in the fight against COVID-19 as while waiting senators to end the stalemate over the revenue sharing formula.
Meanwhile, confirming the president’s action, Kang’ata said he had been in talks with the president and had decided to shelve from commenting over the matter.
He said “I have been in talks with the president severally and I have now decided to stop addressing this matter in public”.
The Senate chief whip told the Opposition senators to pass the controversial revenue sharing formula and should they fail to do so would mean the handshake was in jeopardy.
The meeting will be attended by Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, chairman Council of Governors Wycliffe Oparanya, Senate majority leader Samuel Poghisio, chief whip Kang’ata, and chairman for CoG’s Finance Committee Wycliffe Wangamati.
The president was reported to have issued ‘gag orders’ against Irungu asking him to desist from making such sentiments and instead to leave the matter to him.
The president’s action against Irungu came after senators voted against the formula which was in turn blamed on the chief whip over his remarks threatening the handshake partners.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has called out his right-hand man in the Senate, Irungu Kang’ata, over his recent remarks in which he threatened to sabotage the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). Talksafrica.com