Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua at his Harambee Office, Nairobi/Photo/Courtesy

One man, one vote, one shilling is not a new idea in Kenyan political space, with it roots traced to Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

This ideology is geared towards a revenue sharing model where regions are allocated resources based on population density.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua is the most recent political leader to speak out about the need for one man, one vote, one shilling model.

Gachagua who comes from the populous Mt Kenya regions said he is a “believer” in one man one vote formula arguing that central region contribute a lot of revenue therefore deserves more allocation.

Speaking a week ago, Gachagua said the current revenue sharing model which involves sharing resources based on land mass “is not fair.”

The second in command is bullish that resources are about people not land masses, however, his utterances were not without criticism as leaders drawn from both the government and opposition.

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Public Service Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria appeared to take a swipe at Gachagua claiming that Gachagua is in the government with many other representatives including nine CSs and Majority leader, Chair of Budget and Finance in National Assembly among other leaders coming from the region.

“What other powers would we be looking for? We are a government, and we can implement One Man, One Vote, One Shilling …… if we are serious. Let’s be honest with our people,” Kuria wrote on his Facebook post.

With the ongoing wrangles in UDA pitting Gachagua and other UDA members, the DP is fighting to hold Mt Kenya firmly is his grip to bargain for the more resources and solidify his position as Mt Kenya leader.

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Gachagua is in record asking Mt Kenya region to unite adding that the regions disunity is to blame for the loss of 1997 and 2002 general elections.

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