A section of Members of Parliament (MPs) have issued a seven-day ultimatum for the Treasury to release the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CFD) failure to which they will commence a process to impeach Cabinet Secretary Njuguna Ndung’u and the Fund’s board.
Speaking after a kamukunji (informal) meeting at Parliament Buildings yesterday, the MPs drawn from both the Majority and Minority sides accused the Treasury of using technicalities to delay the disbursement.
The MPs spoke even after President William Ruto announced that Sh10 billion had been released to support constituency bursaries.
The embattled NG-CDF board CEO Yusuf Mbuno had told the MPs last month that only Sh10 billion of the Sh44.2 billion intended to be released will be disbursed.
In a statement read after the meeting by Rarieda MP Otiende Amollo, the MPs warned that should the government fail to release the funds within seven days, they will call for a special sitting to discuss the conduct of the CS and the board.
“There is a CDF memo dated January 2024, directed to all CDF account managers countrywide, directing them that money cannot be released because of certain amendments to the CDF Act,” Amollo stated.
He added; “As such, the National Treasury has refused to release the funds claiming that they were supposed to recall proposals they had made and redo and resubmit.