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BY DPPS,THARAKA NITHI,13TH JULY 2019– Deputy President Dr William Ruto has urged the National Assembly and the Senate to dialogue in a bid to resolve the counties’ revenue allocation standoff.
According to Dr Ruto the issue can be resolved amicably without the Senate going court, but the two sides must embrace dialogue.
Speaking during a tour of development projects in Tharaka Nithi County on Saturday, Dr Ruto said consultation and cooperation are key to resolving issues pertaining to the revenue allocation as enshrined in the Constitution.
“I want to persuade them (National Assembly and Senate) to work together by engaging in discussions, engagements and cooperation with various arms of the government as enshrined in our Constitution in solving the issue of revenue allocation. There is no need to resort to mechanisms that can bring conflict,” said Dr Ruto.
He added: “It’s not necessary to take drastic steps like going to court because the move will only benefit lawyers. Let us sit down and come up with amicable solution to the problem.”
The deputy president also called for unity and harmonious co-existence among Kenyans.He said the it was only when the nation is united that it would realize true and real development .
”The capacity to bring communities together; enhance cohesion and unity is the foundation of a strong, prosperous country. Let’s continue to extend harmonious relationships, cement peaceful coexistence among the population to realise shared prosperity and sustainable development”.he said.