The Kitui Governor, Charity Ngilu has called on the Building Bridges to unity advisory task force to make its final report as per wananchi views without doctoring them.
Speaking at the Kitui Multi-Purpose Hall on Tuesday during a public participation forum, Ngilu said it was the high time Kenyans spoke in one voice and put everything on table to achieve a lasting solution.
She applauded the 2010 Constitution as a paradigm shift for Kenyans but noted that there was need for amendments to increase the counties’ overall share of the national revenue from 15 percent and have equitable share as per the county’s population and size.
“It is not fair to have a county with more than 1.5million people getting almost the same as a county with 700 000, something needs to be done about it,” she said.
The Governor added that the country has failed to account for its population because there are no accurate figures about the exact number of Kenyans as some records showed 40 million Kenyans and others 45 million, terming the situation “a big joke.”
“We must have a system that shows the exact number of Kenyans for ease of planning and to attain development that will reach every Kenyan.
She said the initiative would foster national reconciliation and challenged those in competitive politics to accept loss of elections and support the leaders elected, so as to have a united country.
The Task Force under Amb. Dr. Stephen Ndung’u Karau, who is its Chief Administrator, commended Governor Ngilu for the good work she is doing for the people of Kitui, hence their choice to begin their exercise in the County.
The Task force Chairman, Senator Yusuf Haji and Amos Wako (member) said the experience Governor Ngilu got from the National Government was helping her do great things for the county.
“The task force will not fail Kenyans, we will deliver to our mandate, and we will not disappoint citizens. Our Initiative is part of the handshake legacy and we are sure, something good will come out of it,” said Sen. Wako.
By Yobesh Onwong’a