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Mutuse: How Much Makueni Stands to Lose in the ‘One Man One Shilling’ Formula

The One man, one vote, one shilling revenue sharing, is currently causing jitters among the top political class in the country.

Leaders from the Mount Kenya region led by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua are championing the slogan because it is set to bring more revenue to the region.

While most leaders from other regions have stayed clear of the topic, Kibwezi West Member of Parliament Mwengi Mutuse has expressed concern over how this will affect other counties.

According to the MP, if this revenue-sharing formula is adopted a minimum of 32 counties will lose money from the current equitable share.

Mwengi noted that Makueni County will lose over Ksh. 658 m from its current revenue share.

“That’s why revenue sharing must be a factor of many considerations, including population, geographical area, and poverty levels, among other relevant factors,” stated Mutuse.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki is among the leaders who have publicly opposed the slogan, terming it detrimental to Kenya’s future.

“The cliché is neither a scientific principle nor is it an economic model of any kind. It is a mantra picked from casual banter and will fall flat when juxtaposed with the constitutional ideals and values upon which our nation is founded,” stated Kindiki through his official X account.

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