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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH JUNE,2020-The Chairman of Council of Governors Wycliffe Oparanya and Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa have urged MCAs to shelve any impeachment motion against governors and instead, help in the fight against COVID-19
Speaking at press conference on Monday, Oparanya noted that most of the counties are not adequately prepared to fight the spread of coronavirus, noting that focus needs to be on the pandemic.
“Counties don’t have money, the little we have is meant for other priorities, we have already requested the president to give us supplementary budget of five billion shilings,” he said.
“Now what are saying is that all these monies MCAs are spending in hiring lawyers, why can’t we use them to buy PPE tests and expansion of bed capacity,” Oparanya said
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa said that all Government institutions need to join hands to fight the challenges the country is currently facing
“We want to request MCAs during this pandemic season that we first deal with this situation, we are resilience country, and we’ve dealt with so many disastrous thus appealing them to focus their energy and resources towards this enemy,” Wamalwa added
Further, he reiterated Health CS’s remarks that if Kenyan treats the new coronavirus normally, it will treat Kenyan abnormally.
He requested members of county assembly to put down the fight against governors and concentrate on fighting COVID-19
“They can discard our plea, we know they are working as per their mandate but it’s good we reconsider these challenges,” Wamalwa noted.
Wamalwa noted that with the coronavirus caseload expected to peak in July and August, all counties should rally resources together to help the president and county governors in preparedness.
The leaders were speaking during the inauguration of Intergovernmental Relations Technical Committee (IGRTC) officers who will work alongside the National Government and County Executives in the country