County Governments can now breathe a sigh of relief as the senate approves the much awaited County Allocation of Revenue Bill.
The Senate today overwhelmingly voted on Tuesday to pass the bill, with 38 lawmakers saying yes to the Sakaja proposal.
No senator voted against the bill.
The new proposal proposed will see the 47 counties share the Sh316.5 billion allocated to the devolved units in the 2020-21 budget.
The Bill had failed to pass after more than 9 attempts in the senate following a standoff lover the third basis for sharing revenue among counties.
Glad that the Prompt Payment Bill 2020 which I sponsored has passed the 2nd Reading 38-0. Looking forward to incorporating the useful amendments many of you proposed.
— Sakaja Arthur Johnson (@SakajaJohnson) September 29, 2020
The Bill will now move to the National Assembly for approval before it is sent to President Uhuru Kenyatta for signing into law to allow the cash strapped counties to get money.