MPs hold spe­cial sit­ting to­day to adopt changes to CDF law to ac­cess Sh10 bil­lion

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

MPs will to­day pass a key leg­is­la­tion aimed at af­firm­ing their grip on the Na­tional Govern­ment Con­stituency De­vel­op­ment Fund.

Speaker of the Na­tional Assem­bly Justin Mu­turi, in a gazette no­tice, has re­called law­mak­ers for a spe­cial sit­ting to­day, to dis­cuss among other mat­ters, en­act­ment of the Na­tional Govern­ment Con­stituency De­vel­op­ment Fund Bill.

The Bill sailed through a sec­ond read­ing early this month and awaits pres­i­den­tial as­sent.

Law­mak­ers had in­tro­duced and adopted an amend­ment to the Bill to cir­cum­vent the re­cent court rul­ing deny­ing con­stituen­cies Sh10 bil­lion in CDF money. The High Court or­dered Trea­sury CS to re­lease not more than Sh25 bil­lion to con­stituen­cies for the 2016-17 fi­nan­cial year, lock­ing MPs out of Sh10 bil­lion, now in ar­rears.

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