National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has said the Senate is unrealistic in the Division of Revenue stalemate.

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In an interview with Citizen TV on Tuesday night, Duale said senators are being unfair to Members of Parliament over claims that they have become a stumbling block for counties as they push for more funds.

He said there is no way they are going to give counties more funds when there is none. 

Duale asked the county governments to utilize the little they get from the National Treasury for the sake of economic development, instead of concentrating on seeking for more funds at a time when the government is facing endless financial issues.

“Senate must be realistic. We cannot give out money to counties if we do not have any,” he said.

According to Council of Governors (CoG) Chairman Wycliffe Oparanya, the Division of Revenue Bill 2019 stalemate has affected the performance of most counties across the nation. 

He noted that there is a need for the matter to be resolved with immediate effect for the sake of development in the regions. 

Oparanya urged senators and MPs to end the row so that county governors can get time to deliver on their promises.