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Petitioners move to court over ‘skewed’ Tharaka Nithi budget

Friday July 20 2018

Muthomi Njuki, Nyamu Kagwima, budget

Tharaka-Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki (left) and his deputy Mr Nyamu Kagwima in a past event. The two have differed have sharply over allocation of resources in the 2018/19 budget. PHOTO | ALEX NJERU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Two Tharaka Nithi residents have filed an application petitioning Chuka High Court to review the county’s 2018/2019 budget.

Mr Silver Ncurai and Justus Njagi Kanampiu want the court to stop implementation of the budget on claims that the county assembly and devolved government, who are the respondents, did not follow the Constitution formulating the budget.

In the application, the duo cites lack of public participation, openness, accountability and equity in the budget-formulation process.

The court certified the matter as urgent and directed the respondents to be served with copies of the application.

The case will be heard on July 23, 2018.