President Uhuru Kenyatta has maintained that the National Government will not succumb to pressure from county governments over Divisions of Revenue Bill.
At Nakuru on Wednesday, Uhuru who addressed the local assembly, asked counties to use what the National Assembly has already given to them.
Governors and senators had moved to court challenging allocations of Sh316 billion, instead of Sh335 billion as per records in the Commission of Revenue Allocation.
Senators maintained that they will not accept less than Sh335 billion, a move that could father escalate financial situation in counties. Already, many county workers are yet to be paid July salary.
Last week, Council of Governors chairman Wycliffe Oparanya pleaded with Uhuru to intervene and have governors demands adhered to.
In July, a furious Uhuru told off Governors at Murang'a, arguing that the government does not have extra cash to give to counties in compliance with CRA.
“There are no funds to support the additional Sh19 billion that the governors want.”
“I want to tell the governors and those agitating for the increase of allocation to counties that they should work with what they have. That is all that is there. The Government does not print money; we have to work with what we have,” he added.
Counties are expected to struggle for months, with Supreme Court expected to make a ruling on numerous petitions over the matter.