Treasury Awaits Attorney General’s Legal Opinion On CDF

Treasury is Awaiting The Attorney General's Legal Opinion On CDF

The Treasury is awaiting the Attorney general legal opinion on the implications of the Supreme Court’s ruling declaring the National Government Constituency Development Fund unconstitutional before the disbursement to constituencies.

Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung’u told Parliament that his office had written to Muturi on the subject but was yet to get a response.

Treasury is Awaiting The Attorney General's Legal Opinion On CDF
National Treasury CS Prof. Njuguna Ndungu

The Treasury has told Members of parliament it’s willing to release KES 2B/week from Nov 21 should legal advice by the Attorney General clear the payments.

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IN August Supreme Court judgment declaring the Constituency Development Fund Act of 2013 unconstitutional rendered the NG-CDF Act of 2015 unclear.

Revenue deficits and the Russia-Ukraine conflict has made cash not to be disbursed.

Ichung’wa was tasked with getting a statement on the status of the disbursement of the NG-CDF, with MPs threatening to stall House business, which could have far-reaching implications on the implementation of policies.

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“As we speak there is no evidence whatsoever that the National Treasury CS, or anybody else for that matter, has been served with a court order stopping them from disbursing the NG-CDF funds, pursuant to the appropriations Act that this House passed,” Minority Leader Opiyo Wandayi said, terming Prof Ndungu’s move as an attempt to veto the National Assembly.

This just comes as the Labour court also stopped the parliament committees from continuing with the vetting of 51 principal secretaries nominated by President William Ruto.

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