In what seems like a comic theatrical release, Kenyans have raised crucial leadership concerns. Starting with the undisputed Senate Bill on revenue, a major point in Kenya’s constitution has come to light.
While the Senate opposed the “one man one vote one shilling” revenue bill, referendum grievances have brought up a more important issue.
“If an MCA in Nairobi County leads the same number of the population as an MP in North Eastern, what does it hurt to give them equal shares of the revenue?” asked a concerned citizen.
It has come to light among the Kenyan citizens that it is the chunks of land that are meant to determine the number of resources they are allocated. Their population does not mean a thing.
As much as it sounds like a comic script, one John Bahati asked: “Do we elect them to lead chunks of land or to lead people?”
A leading political analyst further elaborated that Kenya needs to divide political positions according to population thresholds, and not square kilometers.
“That is one of the reasons why we have a population census. So that we can know where most resources are to be distributed. If we are to disburse resources by square kilometers, then we don’t need the census. We already know Kenya inch to inch,” added the analyst.
Political Positions should be based on Population
John Bahati told africa24.news that he does not understand the current logic.
“It does not make sense. We elect them. The square kilometres can only be developed through us,” he said.
History says that a place develops when people settle at a particular area. The area is then developed via the people.
“You build infrastructures not for fun but for meeting a need. For instance, the president has so far tarmacked more than 9000KMs of roads to meet a need. It is not his hobby to do so,” Haroun Salum told africa24.news.
“When these people say an MP with the same population as an MCA should get more, what do they mean? Why not reduce that MP position? That position should be of an MCA, not MP. Kenya should be people-focused, not Square-kilometers-focused,” he added.
Kenyans have woken up to the fact that the country loses billions annually via a land-based leadership. The majority seems to demand a people-based leadership, a quest that shall give the constitutional amendment the green-light.