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Sakaja formula will marginalise populous counties to benefit less populated ones, says Nandi Senator Cherargei.

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has faulted Nairobi Senator Sakaja’s proposed formula on the allocation of county revenue. Cherargei said that the formula is faulty and would marginalise populous counties to appease less populous ones. ”The Constitution clearly provides for the principles that must be put into consideration when allocating money to counties. One of these principles is that we must ensure that counties are able to perform their functions.

Therefore, taking money away from populous counties to feed the less populous ones negates what the Constitution requires because counties with high populations need more social facilities as compared to others”, he explained.

He went on to say, ”it is fallacious to attempt to armtwist the country just to throw money at marginalised counties yet the money will not be serving any particular population”.

The debate on county revenue allocation has been a bone of contention in the Senate after senators failed to agree for a record seventh time in the past week.