Council of Governors chairman in Kenya.
CoG chairman Wycliffe Oparanya. PHOTO | FILE

County governors to shutdown county operations following Revenue row. The Senators are pushing for Sh. 335.5 Billion to be allocated for county developments and activities while the National assembly wants 316.5 Billion.

The back and forth has rendered counties toothless with no penny to pay salaries for its workers. 

Council of governors has agreed to shut down all counties from 16th September 2019.  

More than 100,000 county workers are facing a shocker following the directives.

CoG has also agreed to restructure its operations to cut down running cost as suggested by Treasury. Some counties have not paid their workers since June this year.

"All county operations will be paralyzed from Monday, September 16 if the stalemate over the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 is not resolved. ," says CoG chairman. 

In a statement issued on Thursday, Council of Governors Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya said county governments are cash-strapped and will have no option but to shut down if the ongoing revenue row is not resolved within the next two weeks. 

"The County Governments will not be able to pay salaries at the end of this month going forward. Beyond, the 16th of September 2019, if the matter is not resolved the County Governments will have no option but to shut down,” read the statement.

The National assembly and Senate row made Predident Uhuru Kenyatta directing Speakers of both assemblies to terminate their house differences to reach a consensus.

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