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UDA and Azimio MPs Join Hands To Corner Ruto With Ultimatum

UDA and Azimio MPs Join Hands To Corner Ruto With Ultimatum

On Tuesday, January 9, lawmakers from the Kenya Kwanza faction collaborated with opposition Members of Parliament to collectively push for the removal of Treasury Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung’u through impeachment proceedings.

In a declaration presented by Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo on behalf of fellow lawmakers, the legislators alleged that President William Ruto’s government was employing procedural intricacies to postpone the distribution of the National Government-Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF).

If the government fails to release the funds within a week, the Members of Parliament promised to propose a motion against the Treasury CS.

Treasury CS Njuguna Ndung’u chairs a bilateral cooperation meeting Czech Republic and Kenya at the Treasury Building, Nairobi county on Wednesday, January 11, 2023. 

“There is a CDF memo dated January 2024, directed to all CDF account managers countrywide, directing them that money cannot be released because of certain amendments to the CDF Act,” Amollo remarked.

Therefore, as per Amollo, the Treasury declined to release the funds, stating that there was a requirement to withdraw their initial proposals, revise them, and then submit them again.

Amollo acknowledged the changes made by lawmakers to the Act during November and December but criticized the memo as being misguided.


He mentioned that the changes impacted only a small portion, less than 6 percent, of NG-CDF funds. Consequently, he believed that the Treasury should have distributed 94 percent of the funds.

The Members of Parliament expressed additional concern about why the government was utilizing the late 2023 amendments to formulate policies for the financial year of 2023/2024.

They contended that the revisions ought to have been taken into account during the fiscal period of 2024/2025, commencing in July 2024.

“As a bipartisan team comprising all members of both sides, we demand the entire allocation of CDF must be released within seven days as is due,” the MPs issued an ultimatum to President Ruto.

During the 2023/2024 Financial Year, it marked the third instance where Members of Parliament had issued threats to impeach the Treasury CS.

On January 3, the National Government disbursed Ksh31 billion to allocate bursaries through the NG-CDF fund.

The Members of Parliament expressed their dissatisfaction with the sum, stating that they required the entire amount, which should constitute at least 2.5% of the government’s overall income.

UDA and Azimio MPs Join Hands To Corner Ruto With Ultimatum