President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday, August 21, broke his silence over the heated senate debate on the Third Basis Revenue Allocation Formula after the house failed to resolve the impasse over the formula for the ninth time.
Speaking from the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC), where he was issuing title deeds to Nairobi residents, Uhuru dismissed claims that he had a hand in the stand-off.
“The money being debated is not mine and this formula was proposed by SRC, indicating that money should be sub-divided equally.
“Now that they are saying that residents of Nairobi are rich, my question is, would residents from Embakasi and Korogocho, who do not have toilets, have similar views?” the president questioned.
“The truth shall stand,” the president declared as he stated that he would not engage in political utterances but rather focus on working for the Kenyan citizens.
He further called on leaders to unite and work together for the greater good of Kenyan citizens, noting that God would decide on who woould take over leadership, come 2022.
The president’s remarks came after the house failed to resolve the impasse over the formula leading to the formation of a 12-member committee from both parties on Monday, August 17, to find consensus.
Senate was adjourned for the 9th time and instead, a Special Committee was formed including; Johnson Sakaja (Nairobi), Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet), Mutula Kilonzo Jnr (Makueni), Susan Kihika (Nakuru), Samson Cherargei (Nandi), Moses Kajwang (Homa Bay), Ledama Ole Kina (Narok), Moses Wetang’ula (Bungoma), Anwar Loitiptip (Lamu), Stewart Madzayo (Kilifi) and Nderitu Kinyua (Laikipia).