I have noted with concern continued misreporting of my stand over the third basis for revenue sharing among counties. This is despite my previous comments on different platforms where I have expressed my calls for Senate to pass a formula that will ensure equitable distribution of national resources.
On Tuesday 4th August, the Daily Nation published a story on my apparent support for the formula, and erroneously reported that Turkana stood to gain despite the fact that if passed, the county would lose Sh450 million.
I raised my concerns then and appreciate that the paper acknowledged and corrected their mistake on their print edition on Thursday 6th August.
However, the paper run another story today, Tuesday 11, 2020, repeating the fake narrative which is completely opposite to my sentiments which are in the public domain. I am left perturbed at what the Daily Nation’s real motive is, if not to misrepresent facts, demean my personality, mislead the public and attempt to sway the head debate on the 3rd generation formula in the Senate.
As a leader of this country and also as the Governor of Turkana County- which is one of the counties that stand to lose if the third formula is adopted by the Senate, it is unthinkable that I would go against the wishes of my people and those of other marginalised counties, and support a basis that will affect service delivery in our county and in other regions of this country, who due to many decades of marginalization, continue to lag behind in development.
I once again reiterate my call to the Senate to pass a formula which portray a united Kenya where resources are shared equitably to develop its entire territory and to benefit all its citizens in order to unleash its full potential without leaving anyone behind.
Kenya’s past was blighted by skewed distribution of resources. Let us forge a future of equity and fairness. Kenya belongs to all of citizens; majority and minority, poor and wealthy; its development is for the benefit of all.
H.E Josphat Koli Nanok, EGH.