June 24, 2024
Ruto's Flashy CS Claims Supporters Of One-Man, One-Shilling Are Enemies Of Unity

Ruto’s Flashy CS Claims Supporters Of One-Man, One-Shilling Are Enemies Of Unity

Roads and Transportation CS Kipchumba Murkomen has weighed in on the debate over the one man, one vote, one shilling revenue-sharing formula, claiming that those who support it are enemies of Kenyan unity.

Murkomen, speaking at a youth empowerment fundraiser in Isiolo North, stated that such projects as the 800-kilometer Nairobi-Moyale Road and the Lamu Port would not have existed if such thinking had been prevalent.

“President Kibaki had a grand dream for the development of marginalised areas. We shall complete the dream of our founding fathers to tarmac roads in the North from Isiolo to Mandera, complete LAPSSET corridor from Lamu to Isiolo via Garissa in this first term of this administration,” he assured.

According to Murkomen, the majority of those discussing the formula are unaware of its contents.

“When I was a senator, in the last Parliament, together with others we united and said we wanted to be known as Team Kenya. We did that because we wanted to portray Kenya as one country,” he said.

“Nairobi was getting a bigger allocation but Johnson Sakaja (now Nairobi governor) stood with us. Egeyo Marakwet was getting more money than Isiolo but I stood with Team Kenya.”

Murkomen noted that, even as Cabinet Secretary, he bears a significant responsibility to ensure that every Kenyan wins.

“Those saying certain regions should get a bigger allocation are enemies of the unity of Kenya. I do not fear to say so,” he stated.

He stated that leaders should ensure equitable development of the country.

He promised pastoralist communities and underserved areas of the country that they would receive their fair share of development.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and Azimio leader Raila Odinga support the one man, one vote, one shilling revenue-sharing formula.

The two have insisted that the formula does not mean that low-population areas should be denied funding.

“We are just asking for equity. All children should be equal. Those in Samburu should be equal to those in Kajiado,” Gachagua told a meeting in Samburu on Friday.

Speaking at another event, Kibwezi West Constituency MP Mwengi Mutuse stated that population cannot be the only factor, but it can be given more weight in the simulation.

Ruto’s Flashy CS Claims Supporters Of One-Man, One-Shilling Are Enemies Of Unity

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