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Senators steal the show, protesting postponement of Revenue Allocation Formula debate [Video]

Some of the senators that are against the third generation basis for revenue sharing formula having a chat outside parliament buildings on August 4, 2020 after the Senate adjourned debate on the third generation basis for revenue sharing formula. Adjournment motion was moved by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen to allow for a bi-partisan and all-inclusive arrangement on the formula. This is the 8th time of adjournment. Photo | Jeff Angote | Nation

Senators protested in style after debate on County Revenue Allocation Formula by the Senate was postponed to Monday, September 14.

The decision to suspend the debate was met by protest from a section of senators who opposed the formula blaming their colleagues supporting the proposed formula for the postponement.

The speaker of the Senate Ken Lusaka was forced to issue a ruling ordering the Senators who were wearing green combat caps with a symbol of a fist that is normally associated with resistance and a ‘Team Kenya’ during the heated protest to take them off.

Reports indicate that the debate was postponed because the 12 members committee that was selected to break the deadlock has not come to a common ground.

Senators who wore the Combat cap in the Senate during the protest include; Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo, Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, Narok Senator Ledama Ole Kina amongst others.

Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula among the Senators who opposed the protest advised the protesting group to take activism to streets instead of demeaning the Senate.

“We must maintain decorum in this house,” Wetangula asserted.

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    Written by Kennedy Omondi

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