Siaya Senator James Orengo could yet again become the centre of discussion following his latest proposal over management of county assemblies and county governments.
A couple of weeks ago, Orengo preempted his plans to have Deputy President William Ruto impeached, a move that caused a heated political debate among local politicians.
While addressing a summit of senators and MCAs on Monday at Kisumu, Orengo proposed decentralisation of treasury for the effective running of devolved units, a move that could put him at loggerheads with the national government.
"The question of autonomy for the County Assemblies is important. We have to ensure that the county assemblies have their own autonomy financially and treasury should not be an imperial power governing county governments and county assemblies," he said in reference to devolving treasury.
His proposal could have been guided by bureaucracies that county governments and assemblies go through to have money approved by National Treasury. The Council of Governors has often accused treasury of delaying to disburse funds.
During the event, Orengo also called for allocations to Senators and MCAs for effectiveness in discharging of their duties. He said the current set-up makes it difficult for the two bodies to do their jobs.
"My second point is that assemblies are parliament. The clause which creates them is the one that handles National Assembly and Senate. Senate and Assemblies should have adequate resources to discharge their functions effectively," he said.
Once the money is released from the National Treasury for development, Controller of Budget and Auditor General offices are key in making follow-ups to whistle blow whenever there is misappropriation.