Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi has given his two cents on the controversial revenue sharing formula.
The outspoken legislator pleaded the Senators to think hard and think hard before agreeing on the way forward. He went to ask them to stop politicizing the revenue sharing formula and put their differences aside so that they can come up with a fair decision.
“Ndungu zangu kwa Senate mimi nataka niwaombe kwa heshima kubwa nah ii si kupiga mtu. Mufikirie vizuri, mukae chini, mukae vizuri muache tofauti zenu muache mrende, muache kusema, muache kusema huyu ni wa ODM, muache kusema huyu ni wa Jubilee, mukae mpange,” he said.
He said that he had seen some of the Senators from Rift Valley had voted yes while eight from the Central region had also voted the same.
He added that it was their decision but there was no way marginalized Counties like Turkana would be denied their fair share so that it can be given to a place like Uasin Gishu County. He mentioned that it was not fair even in the eyes of God.
He mentioned that Counties should continue what they used to get and the Senators should come with other ways to increase revenue to the Counties that feel they need more money.
“Niliona Senators wa upande wetu wa Rift Valley walipiga yes for of them. Nikaona wale wengine wa Central eight of the walipiga yes Sio mbaya, lakini hii nawasihi kwa unyenyekevu sana, haitawezekana tunyanganye Mturkana pesa ikue Uasin Gishu. It is not fiar Kwa mbele ya Mwenyezi Mungu.”
“Haitawezekana tunyanganye mtu wa Mandera pesa ndio ikuje Nandi. It is not fair. Mukae chini ile wamekuwa nayo wamekuwa wakipata wazidi kupata, mutafute namna ingine ya kuongeza pesa kwa hao watu wengine lakini tusinyanganye ndugu zetu pesa,” he added.
— Mohamed Wehliye (@WehliyeMohamed) August 1, 2020
The revenue sharing formula has been a trending topic since it started being discussed in the Senate as Senators could not find a common ground.