Members of Parliament (MPs) on Thursday united to scuttle the passing of the Supplementary Estimates 2020/2021 and the Division of Revenue Bill, 2021 over the row on disbursement of National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF).
It was the second time MPs ganged up to frustrate the Executive after they boycotted sittings last week forcing a special sitting to be called on Thursday, March 18.
The Speaker was forced to suspend sittings for 45 minutes to allow for further consultations after it became apparent that the efforts to pass the estimates had hit headwinds.
Treasury, as per the report, has this week released Ksh.6 billion to cater for the arrears, even as some lawmakers still protested skewed distribution of the same.
The disbursement brings to Ksh.31 billion the total amount released this year, leaving Treasury with a balance of Ksh.25 billion to clear with CDF. There are arrears of Ksh.14 billion for the last financial year, which were not included in the current budget and Ksh.11 billion for this year.
Even after the 45 minutes break, Deputy Speaker Moses Cheboi said there was nothing to report as there was no agreement.
By Citizen Digital