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County operations grounded

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[Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya. Photo/GPU].

The Council of Governors (CoG) has directed all county employees to proceed on a 14 day leave with non-essential services grounded over budgetary constraints.

In the advisory dispatched to all 47 governors countrywide, Council of Governors Chairperson Wycliffe Oparanya said the decision is as a result of the revenue sharing formula stalemate at the Senate.

He said county health facilities will stop inpatient admissions with health workers directed to provide minimal outpatient services.

Impasse

Oparanya said governors will push for the release of county funds.

Counties are yet to receive their equitable share of revenue for the current Financial Year 2020/2021.

“The delay in the release of funds has negatively impacted general operations of county governments and payment of salaries to county staff,” said Oparanya.

On Tuesday President Uhuru Kenyatta urged Senators to urgently resolve the revenue sharing standoff to avoid disruption of services in the counties.

The President also promised to raise the shareable revenue by 50 billion in the next financial year.