A letter addressed to the CEO of the salaries and remuneration commission from the Controller of Budget has highlighted the difficulties behind the promise made by Uhuru to MCAs on February 10th. Margaret Nyakang'o who is the controller of Budget, in the letter to the SRC CEO, Anne Gitau, said that the promise made by the President could not be feasible at the moment.
Picture courtesy. Nyakang'o.
The letter which has been obtained by one of the National media houses today, states that the 4.5B grant that was scheduled to be effected to the MCAs if they pass the bill might be far fetched. Nyakang'o said that counties had budgeted for a car loan and legislation has to be effected to change that to a car grant which might also face more obscure hurdles.
In the letter, Nyakang'o wanted to know from the SRC how the car loans available to MCAs in the counties, can be converted to Car grants. This comes in the wake of MPs claiming that this car grant promise from the President might be a bribe meant to convince MCAs to pass the bill.
11 counties out of the 12 that have tabled the Bill have passed it and there are more scheduled to pass it this coming week. This means that each MCA will receive 2 million for the grants but as Nyakang'o states in the letter, it might not be actualized in time or at all if possible.
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