Lobby groups fault Nakuru MCAs over budget delays

Two lobby groups have challenged the Nakuru County Assembly members to come out clear on why the passage of the 2020/2021 budget  has been delayed.

Nakuru Accountability Forum and Friends of  Devolution argue that the MCAs have been delaying the budget which was supposed to have been passed by June 30th.
The lobby groups through their leadership Simon Ole Nasieku(Nakuru Accountability Forum) and Benso Macharia (Friends of Devolution) have told off the MCAs over sideshows instead of focusing on their key role of Legislation.
According to Nasieku,the MCAs have until Friday to explain to the people of Nakuru why the budget 2020/2021 has been delayed.
Failure to which,he says they will be  seeking to be enjoined in a petition submitted to court by Menengai East Ward resident Laban Musundi who cited lack of public participation in the whole process.
Nasieku has also stated that they will also lobby for peaceful demonstrations across the county.
“We want the MCAs to come out and tell the people why the delays in passing the budget or else we shall  hold countywide demonstrations” said Nasieku.
Sentiments echoed by Benson Macharia of Friends of Devolution.
He says, a section of the MCAs claim the delay is due to the fact that they have not had a sitting with Governor Kinyanjui.
According to Macharia,Budget is key when it comes to matters service to the citizens.
He added that failure by the Nakuru MCAs to pass the same is a sabotage to devolution.

“What residents want is development and this can be achieved through Budget being in place,but MCAs have failed to do so” he said.