President Uhuru Kenyatta holds a closed-door meeting with leaders in the Senate at the statehouse just hours before a crucial vote on the third-basis formula for County Revenue Allocation expected in the Senate today in the afternoon.
The meeting is said to be taking place at the Statehouse and chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta himself.
The Leaders in the Senate who were invited for the meeting include; Senator Majority leader Samuel Poghisio, Senate Deputy Majority Leader Fatuma Dullo, Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata, Senate Deputy Majority Whip Fariya Ali, Senate Minority Leader James Orengo, Senate Minority Whip Mutula Kilonzo Junior, Senate Deputy Minority Whip Beatrice Kwamboka.
The meeting comes barely hours before the Senators embark on another critical debate on the formula for County Revenue Allocation today in the afternoon, after the Committee consisting of the 12 Senators that was formed to break the impasse also failed to come up with the appropriate and agreeable solution.
The Senate has debated for the ninth time and failed to agree on the County Revenue Allocation Formula prompting them to form a Senate Committee consisting of 12 Members to break the impasse which also had failed.
Prior to the meeting at the Statehouse, the Speaker of the Senate Kenneth Lusaka had also chaired another crucial meeting with Senate Business Committee to strategically plan for today’s Senate crucial debate.
The Deputy Minority Leader who is also Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala was conspicuously absent from the meeting at the state House since he was not invited.
The Proposed County Revenue Sharing Formula has left the Senate divided as some agree with it while others disagree. Three Senators have also been arrested with reports linking their arrest with the impasse in the Senate over the County Revenue Sharing Formula.