No stalemate: Samboja now approves Budget Bill

Taita Taveta Governor Granton Samboja (pictured) has revoked his memorandum to the County Assembly over the supplementary budget.

The governor sent the memorandum to the assembly late last week after the MCAs slashed over Sh52 million from the executive budget.

County Assembly Chief Whip Abraham Juma and Budget and Appropriations Committee chairperson Godwin Kilele confirmed the governor had rescinded his decision to reject the Appropriations Bill 2019 and assented to it.

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Last year, Samboja declined to sign into law the budget estimates that later led to his impeachment.

The impeachment was however overturned by the Senate for lack of evidence.  

On Thursday, the governor recalled memories of last year’s four-month budget standoff between the executive the MCAs.

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In his state of the county address, he said the year witnessed sharp differences between the Executive and the County Assembly.

“The leadership of our great county was called upon to choose between the interests of her people and demands of the Executive and County Assembly.

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