Nominated Senator Milicent Omanga has renewed attacks on President Uhuru Kenyatta telling him to finish his term and go home.
Senator Omanga has claimed that the budget read by the National Treasury CS Ukur Yattani has sunk Kenyans into ICU.
Omanga has gone further to claim that the 2021/2022 budget is such a shame to the administration of President Uhuru.
No wonder Kenyans wanasema amalize aende. The 2021/2022 budget has taken Kenya to the ICU. What a shame!
— Millicent Omanga (@MillicentOmanga) June 10, 2021
Sentiments made by Omanga are completely opposite of what Garissa Town MP Aden Duale believes. Duale in his submission in parliament defended Uhuru saying that the MPs are the ones to blame for failing to properly execute their oversight role.
“And I remember saying this at the floor of the National Assembly, looking at in terms of expenditure, revenue and debt perspective – the honors lies with Parliament.
“I want to tell Kenyans. The people who are failing them are MPs. Don’t blame the President. Don’t blame Treasury. Blame MPs, including me,” Duale said on Thursday afternoon while at Parliament grounds.
According to Duale, Kenya’s current debt stands at 10 trillion and if MPs pass the budget as it, they will have pushed the country’s debt to the 9 trillion ceilings.
In his view the budget is over-ambitious and the government should avoid loans from China.
“Let us forget about these high expensive loans from the Chinese. China is a threat to the Kenyan economy as it is to other African economies. Let us borrow from bilateral and multilateral lenders where the grace period is long and interest rate less,” Duale said.
So according to Duale, the idea of ‘let him finish and go’ as propagated by Senator Omanga won’t solve the problem but the MPs upping their game in the oversight role to keep the Treasury in check.
In the same breathe CS Ukur Yatani has assured Kenyans that the Big Four Agenda is still on course. The budget has set aside Sh142.1 billion.
Yatani added that most of the projects under the Big Four Agenda will be finalized by the end of the 2021-22 financial year.