The Council of Governors chairperson Anne Waiguru has joined the push to compel President William Ruto’s administration to adopt the One Man, One Vote, One Shilling revenue allocation formula that will see funds sent to the constituencies and counties according to their population.
Speaking during the launch of the distribution of bursaries worth Sh108.2 million to needy students in Baricho area of Ndia constituency, Governor Waiguru said funding for bursaries is insufficient to support students’ academic progress because of the large number of those in need of support.
She stated that to address the challenge, the revenue distribution formula must be urgently revised to make population the primary factor in resource allocation.
“The bursaries we are giving out are not enough; I want to join those calling for increased funding for counties, especially for bursaries. We are proposing even if it is a conditional grant, we will be grateful because this will help our children remain in school,” the Kirinyaga governor said.
Other leaders from Mt Kenya who are pushing for the allocation formula rejected in the BBI include MPs Ndindi Nyoro, Gathoni Wamuchomba, Eric Wambui and Mwangi Kiunjuri.