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October 20, 2020
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Uhuru and Ruto fight for control of Parliament

The supremacy battle between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto has now shifted to Parliament, with both men working separately behind the scenes to control the legislature.

The differences between the two men, sealed by the subsequent handshake between President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, has had a profound effect on the conduct of business in the two houses of Parliament.

This battle will take shape next week when the Senate votes for the Public Finance Management (National Debt) (Regulations), 2019 in what could provide the ultimate test on the relationship between the two leaders.

The House joint committee on Finance and Delegated Legislation is currently considering the regulations and is expected to submit its report on Tuesday next week when the House returns from a brief break.

DEBT CAPPING

The regulations provide for a numerical limit to the total public debt of Sh9 trillion in place of the current limit set at 50 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in net present value terms, which is approximately Sh6 trillion at the moment.

via Daily Nation

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