Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua announced his leadership in the campaign for the “one-man, one-vote, one-shilling” formula for resource allocation during an event in Embu County over the weekend.

Gachagua addressed concerns raised by Embu Governor Cecily Mbarire regarding the unequal allocation of funds to the Mt Kenya region despite its high population.

Emphasizing that resources are about people and taxes, Gachagua advocated for a fairer distribution of resources, correlating population size with the share of resources.

“Rigathi Gachagua is a proponent of one man, one vote one shilling. Resources are about people. The whole issue of resources is about people. The more you are, the more taxes you pay. The more taxes you pay, when it comes to sharing you get more. We’ll push that and we have no apologies to make,” he said.

Responding to Governor Mbarire’s concerns about Embu’s exclusion from the equalisation fund, Gachagua assured that this issue was being addressed and that other Mt Kenya constituencies would be declared as marginalised to benefit from the fund.

Gachagua’s advocacy for equitable resource allocation is aimed at ensuring that all regions receive their fair share of resources for development, regardless of population size.

Through his leadership in advocating for fairer resource allocation, Gachagua aims to promote equality and fairness in the distribution of government funds, ensuring that every constituency receives its fair share of resources for development.