Turkana County Senator Prof. Malachy Ekal Imana has vowed to shoot down the proposed third generation formula for revenue sharing when it comes up for debate in the Senate.
In a statement, the senator said if adopted, the new formula will take away money from marginalised counties.
“I oppose any formula that denied an already poor and marginalized community money that it absolutely needs,” said Ekal.
“On behalf of Turkana people, the Turkana delegation votes NO to the CRA or any formula that takes away from already marginalised and poor people,” he added.
The legislator said Turkana is the largest and poorest County in the country and needs money to establish institutions and structures to uplift the living standards of residents.
Commission on Revenue Allocation(CRA) came up with a formula which was to be adopted by the senate which assigns health 15 percent, basic share 14 percent, agriculture 10, while the population has been weighted 18 from 45 percent in the current formula.
The landmass has been assigned five percent and urban areas are given the same weight too.
If the formula is applied, Turkana is among counties that will have their allocation slashed by at least Sh367 million,