Kagwe castigates MPs for slashing Senate’s monitoring fund
08 June 2015, 10:44
Nyeri - Nyeri Senator, Mutahi Kagwe on Friday condemned members of the National Assembly for slashing KES 1 billion from the Senate monitoring and evaluation fund.
Kagwe claimed that MPs were in a revenge mission against Senators, noting that some MPs have elevated themselves to the position of Lords to apply the rule of ‘The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh.’
He opined that the constitution should be amended so that both Houses can work independently, with the Senate being purely an oversight authority.
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Kagwe, who is the Senate ICT committee chairman added that Senators are prepared to ‘swallow the bitter pill’ from the National Assembly but will continue to advocate for allocation of more funds to counties.
He further challenged the MPs to support a proposal seeking transfer of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) kitty to county governments.
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