Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Junior has accused Makueni County staff opposed to his 2022 Gubernatorial bid of benefiting from the theft of public resources. According to the senator, County and National Government staff have an obligation to protect public resources.
“Do not loot public resources. If you need money from business, go and open a kiosk in Wote. Public money should be protected.” The senator said.
“We sat with MPs yesterday and we disagreed a lot. We want counties to get more money. We did not agree on the division of revenue bill. As the budget was read, we had not agreed on how much will go to the counties and the National Government.” Mutula added.
There is a looming cash crunch in counties after the mediation committee failed to agree on the allocation to counties. The senate proposed 335 billion while the national assembly fronted 314 billion. If the mediation team completely fails to agree, counties will have to rely on overdrafts until a new Division of revenue bill is published.
In that scenario development in the counties will be greatly affected. Garissa Town MP Aden Duale defended their hard stand saying they were defending the country’s deficit.
Mutula spoke Friday at the funeral of Makueni CDF driver Peter Muendo at Kithuki in Kitise – Kithuki ward. Other leaders that were present included; Makueni MP Daniel Maanzo, kathonzweni McA Francis mutungi and his Mavindini counterpart Jonathan Kimongo.
Makueni MP Dan Maanzo who was also at the funeral dismissed Governor Kibwana’s move to quit the wiper party. “Let us pray all Kambas to be united. Most of us are together, only a few are not with us. A lone Buffalo is the one attacked by lions.”
Makueni senator Mutula Kilonzo junior is believed to be among the top contenders for the Makueni Gubernatorial seat in 2022.