- The MP allied to President William Ruto's Kenya Kwanza alliance has already written to National Assembly speaker Moses Wetang'ula over the proposal.
- The MP wants the office of the speaker to second legal experts based in parliament to her office to help in drafting the far-reaching bill.
Githunguri MP Gathoni Wamuchomba is seeking to sponsor a radical bill that could mirror retired President Uhuru Kenyatta's push for an equitable share of resources based on population.
The MP allied to President William Ruto's Kenya Kwanza alliance has already written to National Assembly speaker Moses Wetang'ula over the proposal.
The MP wants the office of the speaker to second legal experts based in parliament to her office to help in drafting the far-reaching bill that could evoke memories of the BBI push.
"Pursuant to provisions of Standing Order 114, I wish to propose a Bill seeking to amend the relevant laws to provide for a baseline population quotient and use this as a basis for distribution of funds through the National Government Constituencies Development Fund," the letter reads in part.
The bill, once enacted, will ensure that constituencies have fairly equal or similar populations and where the population in a constituency exceeds the baseline figure, more wards ought to be added to it.
"This will ensure equal representation and fairer distribution of resources, especially for highly populated constituencies," the letter reads.
The MP now wants the office of the speaker to authorise the Legal Services Directorate to assist in the formulation of the Bill.
The MP's propositions echo suggestions that were contained in the famous Building Bridges Initiative that was backed by Uhuru and opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Then, Uhuru put up a strong case for the BBI saying it was aimed at amending the Constitution to ensure the enactment of laws that anchor the distribution of national resources based on population.
The 2019 census put the total population of the eight Mt Kenya counties at 8 million, becoming the single biggest block by population.
The region's leaders have been insisting that their region is unfairly treated in the distribution of resources saying the funds are not commensurate with the population.
Recently, Trade Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria asked leaders from the region to push for an increase in national resources sent to their people, saying currently they are disadvantaged.