In the midst of a brewing controversy surrounding the passage of the Kitui county budget, Kanziku MCA Hon Chalo Kimuli has chosen to break his silence and address the issue. In a thoughtful statement, he emphasized the importance of maintaining a civil discourse and unity in the face of differing opinions.
Kimuli’s words carry weight, as he stresses the need for sobriety in discussions while discouraging abusive and divisive comments. He highlights that Kitui belongs to everyone, and each individual bears a responsibility to contribute to the region’s growth and prosperity.
One of the key points Kimuli makes is the futility of fueling unnecessary conflicts between different factions, specifically between the KCA and KCE. He calls for an end to derogatory language aimed at MCAs, emphasizing that such behavior only hinders progress.
Kimuli also provides valuable insight into the legislative process, explaining the timeframes associated with budget documents. He clarifies that the main budget for the 2023/2024 financial year was passed in June, followed by the first supplementary budget in September. The appropriation bill was finally passed this month. He also highlights the role of the governor in proposing adjustments through a memorandum, as per standing order 134(2)b.
Of significant importance is the strict timeline for addressing the governor’s memorandum, which has a 28-day limit. Kimuli makes it clear that if the memorandum is not acted upon within this timeframe, the responsibility falls on the MCAs.
In his closing words, Kimuli passionately calls for the unity and progress of Kitui, reinforcing the idea that collaboration is key to achieving a prosperous future for the region. “Tujenge Kitui zote!!!!” he exclaims, underscoring the importance of collective efforts.
In a time when political debates can often be heated and divisive, Hon Chalo Kimuli’s message serves as a reminder of the need for constructive dialogue and a united approach toward the betterment of Kitui County. His call for responsible and united action resonates as an important message in these times of budgetary controversy