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Tana River Senator Critiques Deputy President’s Revenue Stance

Tana River Senator Critiques Deputy President’s Revenue Stance

By Felix Mogaka

Nairobi

Wednesday, May 15,2024

During a televised debate on Wednesday, Tana River Senator Danson Mungatana voiced his disapproval of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s advocacy for the ‘one man, one vote, one shilling’ revenue allocation formula.

“All of us are disappointed,” Mungatana declared, challenging the policy’s potential to undermine regions such as Lamu, Tana River, Garissa, Isiolo, Turkana, Taita Taveta, and Marsabit.

“If he intends to be President of this Republic of Kenya, he is heading in the wrong direction.”Mungatana warned.

The Senator suggested that Gachagua’s remarks were seeking applause rather than addressing the nation’s needs“He needs to be forgiven because he was in an area where he needed to get the claps.”He said.

Mungatana further clarified that these views were not representative of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party’s official position. “We have never sat down as UDA to pass the policy which was being pronounced by the DP. We’ve never sat as a PG to approve that, and if someone is talking, he’s talking his personal issues,” Mungatana emphasized.

Mungatana’s stern opposition to the revenue sharing formula highlights the ongoing debate over equitable resource distribution in Kenya, as the nation grapples with finding a fair and inclusive approach.

According to the Deputy President, Regions with higher population can not either contribute or receive an equal amount of shared revenue as compared to sparse regions.

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