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Your ‘One Man One Shilling’ Campaign Will Cost Us – UDA MP Cautions Gachagua

Your ‘One Man One Shilling’ Campaign Will Cost Us – UDA MP Cautions Gachagua

EALA Member of Parliament Hassan Omar has voiced disapproval of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s advocacy for the implementation of a one-man, one-shilling formula for resource distribution.

During a gathering in Nyali, Omar articulated concerns that such a campaign could foster division within the Kenyan populace.

He elaborated on his stance, suggesting that this proposal could breed discontent among many Kenyans, particularly those residing in regions historically marginalized by past administrations.

Furthermore, Omar asserted that the Deputy President needed to uphold the principles of the constitution, which aim to provide equal opportunities for numerous underprivileged communities.

“We cherish our constitution dearly, having fought hard for it as it promises us social justice. Those who once had abundance must now share with others, particularly communities that have long endured hardship.”

“For many years, our people lacked basic infrastructure like roads and lacked the means to access education. Now that progress is being made, what’s the issue?” he questioned.

He further emphasized the importance of consulting with elected leaders nationwide before implementing such decisions. “Respecting the Deputy President’s perspective is crucial. Advocating for equal representation in resource allocation could stir up significant challenges within the country.”

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“When the President and Deputy President advocate for certain policies, they should involve us as well, as we also represent our communities,” he emphasized.

Gachagua’s recent advocacy for the ‘one man, one vote, one shilling’ model proposed in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) has sparked widespread debate and discussion.

During a church service on Sunday, Gachagua expressed his view that the proposed formula was simple and would favor densely populated regions, potentially benefiting Mt Kenya.

The Deputy President emphasized his belief in the principle of one-man-one-vote-one-shilling regarding revenue sharing. He argued that areas with larger populations and greater tax contributions should receive more funding.

Nevertheless, some leaders within the UDA party have criticized the Deputy President’s remarks, fearing that the proposed formula could lead to division within the country.

Your ‘One Man One Shilling’ Campaign Will Cost Us – UDA MP Cautions Gachagua

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