Kithure Kindiki ready to be sacrificed
Tharaka-Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki. FILE

Tharaka-Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki says he does not fear being kicked out of the Jubilee Party over contentious counties' revenue-sharing formula verdict.

"I'm ready to drink the cup of the top Jubilee and Nasa leaders’ wrath” for opposing the proposed “biased” third basis formula, " Prof. Kindiki said.

Speaking in Chiakariga in Tharaka Constituency Saturday, Prof Kindiki said he is ready to be suspended from Jubilee party if that is the final price he has to pay for his “perceived rebellious” stand.

“I am ready to be expelled from the Jubilee Party if that is the ultimate prize that I have to pay for opposing the proposed formula that is biased,” said Prof Kindiki.

" I cannot support a formula that favours rich regions and neglecting the poor counties against the spirit of devolution whose key objective is to ensure even development, " he added.

He urged Senate Majority Chief Whip Irungu Kang’ata to stop intimidating senators with party disciplinary action but engage them soberly for a peaceable solution.

Last week on Tuesday, senators failed for the sixth time to adopt the formula for sharing Sh316.5 billion allocated to the 47 counties even as the devolved governments continue to face a financial crisis.

As per the original Commission for Revenue Allocation (CRA) proposal, 28 counties are to gain while 19 are to lose out on the allocations, some losing billions of shillings.

Prof Kindiki said that on Tuesday, they will continue to oppose the proposal and in case they lose on the floor of the Senate, they will move to court and later throw the matter to the court of public opinion.

“In the event that we lose both on the floor of the Senate and in a court of law, we will run to the court of public opinion,” he said.

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