Nairobi, Sept. 10 -- National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi is pushing for a fast passage of a Bill that will allow counties to access 50 percent of their equitable share in the wake of delayed enactment of the Division of Revenue Bill.

Mr Muturi said senators should pass the Public Finance Management (Amendment) Bill 2019 that will allow Parliament to sanction withdrawal of the funds and avoid operational shut-down across the devolved units.

Currently the law allows Parliament to approve release of funds to the national government in case of a delay in passing an appropriation Bill but lack of a similar provision for counties has thrown the devolved units into a cash crunch.

The National Assembly passed the Public Finance Management (A...