Treasury CS is ‘indulging in Impunity and Breaking the law’ says Majority Leader Aden Duale
Garissa Township MP who is also the national assembly Majority Leader has called out on Treasury CS Rotich to appear before parliamentary committee for ” committing impunity and breaking the law on Equalization Fund”. “Article 204 of the constitution provides for the disbursement of the equalization fund that is close to 25 billion lying in the treasury to marginalized and we are putting the Treasury CS on notice to immediately disburse the fund to the counties. We will ask a member of the national assembly to file a question asking the Treasury CS to appear before parliament” Said Hon Duale. The MP who was addressing the media in Garissa town after a day of deliberations at the Pastrolist Leadership Summit said it is 9 years since the treasury CS and the national government were to disburse the fund among historically marginalized counties. ” There are time lines to implement constitutional provisions and already 9 years passed since the Act was enacted and we do not know what the CS is waiting for” said the Garissa Town MP who is also the Patron of the PPG secretariat that organized the Summit..
On other deliberations briefing the press the MP who was with Governors, Senators and other leaders from 15 Pastrolist counties who are attending the leadership summit said they have prioritized security and peaceful coexistence, countering radicalization and extremism, the upcoming census and the boundary reviews that is to come after the census. Duale said the Pastrolists counties of 15 will not support any changes that will reduce the number or size of the counties inhabited by Pastrolists and called upon members of the county assemblies to reject it when it comes to the local assemblies. ” We will not allow our counties reduced and will do everything it takes to protect our wards in parliament and call upon Mcas to reject it at the assemblies” Said the Majority Leader. Duale said Pastrolists supported the 2010 constitution and devolution because ” We have suffered a lot under centralization”