Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, who is a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto has expressed his dissatisfaction in the third basis revenue sharing formula that was passed by the senate on Thursday September 17, 2020.
Taking to his official twitter account on Thursday evening, Nyoro claimed that the passed formula has left Mt Kenya worse off than before.
“Disappointingly, Deep state and Senate has left Mt Kenya worse off than before. The “One Man, One Shilling, One Vote” has been torn into pieces and sold to the highest bidder,” Nyoro said.
Nyoro said with the additional Sh 53 Billion and shareable revenue of Sh 370 Billion, Mt Kenya got a raw deal.
“We lost. Our 11 counties namely Tharaka Nithi, Nyeri, Embu, Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Laikipia, Nyandarua, Meru, Kiambu, Nakuru & Satellite Lamu with a combined population of 10.78M got Sh 74.9B. Meaning each resident got Sh 6,800,” he said.
“With Sh 370B to share among counties, the National Per capita allocation is Sh 7,890. At 6,800, Mt Kenya region was shortchanged.”
Nyoro claimed that as Mt Kenya they were supposed to get Sh84b if they were to use the National Per Capita allocation as the baseline.
“We therefore got less Sh 10 Billion. Even on the additional Sh 53 Billion which was ostensibly meant to right the past wrongs, we still got lower at Sh 12.1 B against Sh12.2 B that was due to us,” he said.
“Before we chest thump on “how we won”, let us all know that we actually lost. Mt Kenya region lost while we still have the “Deep State and Serikali”. You can’t argue with facts. They are stubborn.”
REVENUE SHARE FALLACY: So called "Deep State" traded the people of Mt Kenya to political expediency. We lost. We were better off before. We are African and Africa is our Business. pic.twitter.com/7Jk29ffPcN
— Ndindi Nyoro (@NdindiNyoro) September 17, 2020
In the new formula, Nairobi will get additional Sh3.3 billion from the exchequer, to push its total allocation to Sh19.2 billion from the current Sh15.9 billion.
Nakuru’s allocation will balloon to Sh13 billion from the current Sh10.4 billion, Kiambu’s will be Sh11.7 billion after an additional Sh2.2 billion, while Turkana’s will be Sh12.6 billion from Sh10.5 billion.
Other big gainers are Kakamega, which will get additional Sh1.9 billion, Bungoma (Sh1.7 billion), Uasin Gishu (Sh1.7 billion), Nandi (Sh1.6 billion), Kitui (Sh1.5 billion) and Kajiado (1.5 billion).