By Allan Wanjiku
A Kiharu based well-wisher Karanja Wamatangi has waded into the ongoing debate on revenue allocation saying the one man one shilling one vote revenue sharing formula should not only be approved by the Senate but must also apply for National Government Constituency Development Fund (NG-CDF).
The well-wisher says the current mandatory formula of SH100 million disbursed to all the 290 constituencies is discriminative to populous constituencies like Kiharu in Muranga which has over 100000 electorates compared to Mathioya and Kangema which has 54000 and 48000 respectively .
He said the current third generation revenue sharing formula should be passed by the Senate to address the injustices facing Mt Kenya urging the National Assembly to introduce the amendment on formula for CDF.
“Population must be the sole factor for revenue allocation both at the County and Constituency level. CDF deals with security and education, the more populous a Constituency is the more number of schools and the more administrative units are needed.
“This means that an MP from a populous Constituency and that from a low densely populated have the same amount of money to deliver translating to more development projects to less populous and less projects and vice versa,” Mr Wamatangi said.
The Kiharu politician talked to Kkonlinenews.co.ke after his team initiated the construction of Murarandia Secondary school mega tank which will be constructed at a tune of Sh1.2 million.
He announced that construction of other tanks is ongoing in Gaitega and St Mary’s bringing the amount of money used for the 300000 liter tanks to Sh47 million.
The tanks, he noted has greatly led to improved performance in school as pupils and students do not have the burden of carrying water with jericans to school.
Sanitation has also been improved in public schools and this has create an enabling environment for learning.
Mr Wamatangi who is also Can Do Kids Director in Kenya has also been engaged in other charitable deeds which includes and not limited to building decent houses for the disadvantaged, donating learning materials to schools and sponsoring bright but poor pupils