Speaker Kenneth Lusaka of Senate Assembly
Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka. FILE

Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka to be impeached. Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo says he has failed his mandate at the Senator assembly.

He explained that Lusaka dismissed the debate on the argued revenue formula for the fourth time.

The lawmakers failed to agree on a formula on Thursday despite weeks of negotiations.

Some senators say the environment was toxic and that the session would have been nasty.

"We should impeach speaker Lusaka for adjourning the senate unlawfully! Bure," Mutula Jr said via Twitter on Thursday.

Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina agreed on the tweet.
"I agree we can’t adjourn the Senate like a village meeting ...." he said.

However, Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika said he was not able to speak.

"First they came for the Communists I didn’t speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the Socialists I didn’t speak out because ... Then they came for the Jews I didn’t speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me. Niemölle." she said.

The speaker forced to suspend prematurely the debate to Thursday after a Senate business meeting assembled to re-designed the formula.

Lusaka appointed a small team of the Senate Business Committee to work with the Finance and Budget Committee to seek unison.

At least 25 senators had rejected what they termed as a divisive formula.

They include 18 senators whose counties would lose up to Sh17 billion if the formula is approved, while the others are mainly from Raila’s Nyanza backyard and parts of Rift Valley.

At least 24 out of the 47 delegations (one vote per county) is needed to pass the formula.

Those opposing the proposed method are from the traditionally marginalised and less populous regions of Northeastern, Lower Eastern, Coast and parts of Nyanza and Rift Valley.

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