A number of Senators who voted in support of Meru Senator Mithika Linturi’s amendment to the Revenue Formula report today woke up to find their bank accounts and Tax demands from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Aaron Kipkirui, Kericho Senator has revealed.
The fate of the controversial revenue sharing formula could be thrown into further jeopardy if said intimidations continue.
In the said amendments, Linturi proposed a reduction to the baseline also the equal share to Sh270 billion down from Sakaja’s Sh316.5 billion, this means the new formula should only apply to any allocations that are above Sh270 billion.
Linturi suggested that other parameters of sharing revenue should apply to the difference of Sh46.5 billion with 19 counties losing Sh1.8 billion down from Sh17 billion contained in the disputed formula proposed by the House Finance committee.
Losers in the Linturi proposal would be Mandera (Sh245.2 million), Kwale (177.9 million), Wajir (Sh175.6 million), Marsabit (Sh156.9 million), Kilifi (Sh153.4) and Mombasa (Sh135.1million) while top gainers would be Kiambu (Sh160.2 million), Nandi (Sh149.2 million), Nakuru (Sh149.0 million), Uasin Gishu (Sh142.5 million) and Nairobi (Sh120.5 million).
The Senators who voted in favor of Senator Linturi’s proposal are 25 in number and are mostly from the counties that have been labeled as “losers” in the formula developed by the Committee on Finance.
The Senate will on Thursday resume debate on the new formula with more amendments expected from Senators Orengo, Kimani Wamatangi, and Petronila Were.
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