Aladwa hails devolution, says Nairobi deserves more funding

The Makadara legislator has warned against any plot to put Nairobi under the management of the national government.

By Erick Ludeya

Makadara MP George Aladwa says that devolution has helped bring overwhelming development to Nairobi County and other cosmopolitan counties.

The Makadara legislator has warned against any plot to put Nairobi under the management of the national government, noting that such a move will jeopardise the progress made in key sectors of the economy within the county.

According to Aladwa, infrastructure, garbage collection and massive improvements in the education sector in the county are all due to devolution.

“These sectors are very important and in Nairobi they have helped to bring more employment to the youths,” Aladwa said.

Aladwa was on Thursday forced to propose the dissolution of Kericho County after senator Cheruyot made a similar proposal to scrap Nairobi.

In his notice of motion to the Speaker of the National Assembly, the MP argues that Kericho residents can access services in Bomet, Nakuru, Nandi, Kisumu and Narok counties.

“The inhabitants of Kericho originally came from the mentioned counties to work in tea farms,” he says.

The MP says the population, electoral locations and administrative centres of Kericho can be divided amongst the mentioned counties.

Aladwa said a majority of Kericho residents, especially from the Kipsigis community, have over the years migrated to Laikipia, Trans Nzoia, Nakuru, Narok, Uasin Gishu, Nandi, and Bomet counties. Others moved to Mara Province in Tanzania, he said.

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