Governors have said they will shut down counties as the stalemate over the division of revenue persists.
CoG chairman Wycliffe Oparanya on Thursday announced a total shut down of counties starting mid next month should the stalemate between the Senate and the National Assembly in passing Division of Revenue Bill 2019 persists.
He said county governments will not render any services starting September 16 if the two houses fail to agree.
He pleaded with the tow houses to come to an agreement for the sake of Kenyans.
“All services provided by counties as stipulated under Schedule 4 will not be there. We are still hopeful since we heard that they will be meeting again on 11 September,” he added.
The Fourth Schedule talks about distribution of functions between National and the county governments.
Functions under counties include agriculture, health, trade development and regulation, pre-primary education, village polytechnics, homecraft centres and childcare facilities, county roads, fire fighting services and disaster management, animal control and control of air and noise pollution among other functions.
On Wednesday, a mediation session failed to kick off after senators failed to raise quorum after only two out of the nine members showed up.
The aborted meeting was a clear indication that there is no end in sight to the crisis even after the President appealed to the lawmakers to find a solution urgently.