Uasin Gishu: Senators and MPs want CDF Allocation Raised

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Hon James Bett(Right) and Hon Kirwa Bittok

Kesses: Senators and MP’s have said they will push for the amendment of the CDF Act to increase allocation from the current 2.5 per cent of the national budget to ten per cent.Senator Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeiyo-Marakwet) and Senator Charles Ketter (Kericho) said the fund has proved to be the most effective way of promoting development at the grassroots.

Speaking in Tulwet,Kesses Constituency during a fundraiser at St James Tulwet Church the leaders said CDF has put in place mechanisms that ensure the funds are properly utilised.

“We want our people to feel the essence of devolution by bringing major development to them. This is the only money that should reach people at the grassroots,” said Murkomen.

In a quick rejoinder area MP James Kimaru Bett and his Mosop Counterpart Kirwa Bittok said they would push for the allocation to be raised to 20 per cent as the fund had proven more efficient than that from county governments.

The two MP’s were presiding over a fundraiser at ACK Mugundoi Church in Kesses Constituency. Bett accused the governors of prioritising laxity,purchasing expensive vehicles and holding meetings in luxurious hotels at the expense of development.

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