Keiyo South MP Daniel Rono vows to protect Keiyo North constituency from being scrapped.

Keiyo South MP Daniel Rono speaking in Eldoret at a past event. PHOTO|COURTESY

Keiyo South MP Daniel Rono  has opposed the plans by IEBC to scrapp Keiyo North constituency.

Keiyo North constituency could be scrapped in the forthcoming boundaries review if they fail the population threshold set by the Constitution.

He instead proposed that a portion of his constituency be added to the affected region to ensure that they meet the population threshold.

“It will never be scrapped; we are protecting it. At the very worst, we shall donate a portion of Keiyo South to them,” said the Keiyo south Law maker.

The Independent Election and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is set to review constituencies’ boundaries before 2022 elections.

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Mogotio and Marakwet West constituencies in the North rift region also face alterations for not meeting the population threshold.

Mogotio MP Daniel Tuitoek on Wednesday blamed the census team which conducted the survey in 2009 for “recording a population of 60,000 instead of 92,500”.

“I’m in consultations with the constituency’s stakeholders to ensure that we meet the population threshold so that it is not scrapped,” Dr Tuitoek was quoted by Nation.

Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago suggested the creation of more wards in the upcoming boundary review instead of scrapping constituencies.

“We want more wards for better representation especially at the grassroots level,” he said.

There are a total of 27 constituencies across the country that risk losing their status for not meeting the population quota.

IEBC has announced that the fate of the constituencies that did not meet the population criteria in the 2012 boundary review will be open to change in the upcoming evaluation.

 

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