Lugari MP Ayub Savula has faulted the formula used by the Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) to allocate funds to various constituencies for road maintenance.
Speaking when he inspected state of roads in his constituency, Savula said it is unfair for the authority to allocate Kshs 22 million equally to all 290 constituencies across the country stating that constituencies like Lugari with a coverage of 278 km of roads are always disadvantaged compared to smaller constituencies like Mumias East that has a coverage of 72 km.
Savula reiterated that KeRRA must consider equitable allocation of the monies to equally benefit all members of the public affected by the roads. The legislator said he-will through the National Assembly-be seeking a review of funds allocation formula by the Authority.
He however took a swipe at the Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya for sidelining Lugari, Likuyani, Malava, and Navakholo constituencies in his roads development agenda.
He said despite the four constituencies being cane producers to the sugar mills within the County, no cash has been ploughed back to maintain roads in the respective areas, a case in point being recent payout out of Kshs 50 million by Butali sugar mills, that has not trickled down to the affected constituencies despite their poor state of roads.
He used the opportunity to urge locals to give way for the tarmacking of Turbo-Makutano-River Nzoia road that will begin in a few weeks’ time.