MPs Threaten to Impeach Treasury CS Over CDF Money

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Members of Parliament have threatened to table an impeachment motion against Treasury CS Njuguna Ndungu when Parliament resumes in February.

They say Mr. Ndungu is not a trustworthy state officer after the government failed to honor his promise of releasing the National Government Constituency Development Fund this month.

On Monday, January 23, the MPs stormed out of an induction retreat in Mombasa demanding the release of the funds to help them pay school fees for needy students, considering schools are opening this week.

“Education supersedes everything, na sahii hakuna mambo ya induction, we want money… kama hamna pesa hamna induction. Watoto wa maskini wako nyumbani na Watoto wa mwatajiri wako shuleni.. for all students to go to school, the government has to release CDF money,” Yatta MP Basil Ngui noted.

Attempts by the lawmakers to reach the Treasury CS and solve the current impasse has bore no fruit.

The Supreme Court in August last year sealed the fate of the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF) ruling that the Act, which was enacted in 2013 and changed in 2015, is unconstitutional.

A bench of five judges led by Chief Justice Martha Koome ruled that the CDF Act violates the principle of separation of powers, hence is unconstitutional.

Each constituency receives at least Sh100 million every year and the legislators have used the kitty for community development projects.

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