The National Super Alliance (NASA) has threatened to marshal its supporters to boycott remittance of taxes to the national government.
This, according to a section of NASA MPs will be the cure for an alleged scheme by the government to withhold funds from pro-NASA counties.
In a sensational claim on Sunday, four Opposition lawmakers accused the government of plotting to starve counties that approved motions to form the People’s Assembly.
Castigating the Jubilee administration over the alleged plot, MPs Samwel Atandi (Alego-Usonga), Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay County), Lillian Gogo (Rangwe) and Walter Owino (Awendo) argued that it was the right of the select counties to receive funds from the national government unconditionally.
Nation reported that the MPs vowed to resist the alleged attempts to lock resource allocation to counties by the State.
“The national resources set to be channeled to counties is not a gift but a requirement by the Constitution. We shall resist attempts to issue resources to counties based on their political support,” MP Atandi said.
Rangwe MP Lilian Gogo said counties in opposition strongholds have a right to receive funds and resources from the national government since residents in those counties are also taxpayers.
“Any attempts to deny a section of counties resources based on their political affiliation shall be resisted by all Kenyans,” Dr Gogo said.
Ms Wanga said the opposition, under the charge of its chief Raila Odinga will not relent until on their quest for electoral justice until their demands are met. She motioned that they would support Odinga’s plan unreservedly.
The legislators were speaking during a funds drive to facilitate the construction of classrooms at Ondicho Primary School in Rangwe Constituency, Homa Bay County.
A total of 12 counties have so far passed the motion as directed by the Opposition.
But the AG Githu Muigai had warned that by establishing People’s Assemblies were contravening the law.
The AG observed that the respective county assemblies which gave green light to the establishment of the Opposition’s national debate instrument may be deemed to have rescinded their elective roles, as they have handed back to the people their sovereignty.