“DP Ruto Increased Funds Without BBI” Woman Rep Warns Against Kenyans Being Misled
By ronaldcharley | self meida writer
Published 16 days ago - 6769 views
Uasin Gishu Women Representatives Gladys Boss Shollei has hit out at leaders who are pushing for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill.
Shollei said Deputy President William Ruto has proven that we don’t need BBI to get some certain things done in the country.
Shollei said that Ruto managed to increase funds being allocated to counties without relying on BBI which is proposing to increase funds by 35 per cent against the current 15 per cent.
The Woman Rep, speaking during an interview asked leaders campaigning for the document to stop misleading Kenyans adding that the current allocation can be increased by a minimum of 15 per cent and it has no maximum.
“You do not need BBI to increase the allocation to counties, because currently the law says a minimum of 15% and no maximum. The Deputy President chaired a meeting where there was an increase of Sh50 Billion to counties, did we need BBI for that to happen? No. We must not mislead Kenyans,” said Shollei.
Shollei’s remarks come after DP Ruto suffered attacks after he allocated an additional Sh53.5 billion to counties in the 2021/2022 financial year during a meeting that he chaired.
A section of leaders and Kenyans had asked why Ruto is opposing the 35 per cent being proposed by the BBI which is better than the current 15 per cent.
Ruto had suffered another attack after he was against the BBI proposal of increasing county funds saying that the government does not have money to increase funds to counties and when he chaired the meeting, he allocated more funds.
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