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4 lobbies seek to stop Henry Rotich from reading Budget

4 lobbies seek to stop Henry Rotich from reading Budget
  • Lobbies argue that the budget cannot be tabled in the House approves Division of Revenue Bill.

Four lobbies have moved to court seeking to stop National Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich from tabling the 2019-2020 Budget.

The Kenya Human Rights Commission, Transparency International, Africog and Tisa on Thursday filed the case in Nairobi, a few hours to Mr Rotich’s speech in Parliament.

They argue that the Budget cannot be tabled in the House before it approves the Division of Revenue Bill.

They claim since the said Bill dictates sharing of revenue raised nationally between the two levels of government, it will not be possible for counties to deliver.

The lobbies have listed the Council of Governors as an interested party in the suit.

More follows.