The Members of the Meru County Assembly want the Transition Authority to transfer roads and early childhood education functions to the counties.
At a press conference in Meru town, the members dismissed as baseless the argument by TA that county governments do not have capacity to execute devolved functions.
The leader of majority in the assembly, Ayub Bundi, said this is just to hold on to functions which are cash cows for a small clique of personal cartels operating in Rural Roads Authority and Kenya Urban Roads Authority.
He said all the 15 graders and trucks for maintaining roads in the county are out on hire in Baragoi and Nyahururu. "Why should KeRRA and KURRA be funded by the government yet they are doing business with the machinery. We feel we are the right people to take this county to the next level," said Bundi.
He added that the government should also stop funding the two parastatals with tax payers' money because they are misusing it. He gave an example of a footbridge in ward he claimed was built at a cost of Sh8.7 million. The members further said the two authorities should be receiving orders from the county governments.
"We note with concern that for the last five years the national government failed to offer neither direction nor facilitation to the development of ECDE. There is no single facility constructed anywhere in the country by the national government in the last five years", said Bundi.