Mediation on divisive Revenue Bill stand-off aborts

By Anthony Mwangi On Wed, 28 Aug, 2019 13:39 | < 1 min read
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A meeting called to resolve stand-off over 2019 Reveneu Bill on August 28, 2019, has aborted. PHOTO | ANTHONY MWANGI | PD
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    The six senators, who did not attend the meeting, sent their apologies saying they were held up in the counties.

    The meeting has been rescheduled for September 11.

A meeting called to mediate the highly divisive 2019 Revenue Bill has aborted after senators failed to show up on Wednesday.

Only two senators, Mohamed Mohamoud of Mandera County and Okong’o Omogeni of Nyamira County, showed up.

The six senators, who did not attend the meeting, sent their apologies saying they were held up in the counties.

“We need to resolve this issue. Even the Supreme Court has pronounced itself that it’s us the lawmakers who should agree and settle the dispute,” said Kimani Ichungwa, who is the chairman of the team formed to settle the row.

The meeting has been rescheduled for September 11.

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