In Summary
  • The MP said the county is ripe for a split since it already has nine constituencies, many of which qualify for further subdivision.
  • Mr Dawood suggested that new constituencies be carved from Igembe Central, South Imenti and North Imenti.
  • He protested at the little amount of money allocated to the county for irrigation and building of dams.

An MP from Meru has proposed that the populous county be split into two, saying this will boost development and accessibility.

Imenti North MP Rahim Dawood wants the region split into Nyambene and Imenti counties, so as to ensure residents get more funds allocations in order to enhance devolution.

Speaking in Meru town when he issued development cheques and sports equipment to local athletes, the MP said the county is ripe for a split since it already has nine constituencies, many of which qualify for further subdivision.

NEW CONSTITUENCIES

Nyambene region consists of Tigania West, Tigania East, Igembe North, Igembe Central and Igembe South, while Imenti comprises of Imenti South, Imenti Central, Imenti North and Buuri constituencies.

Mr Dawood suggested that new constituencies be carved from Igembe Central, South Imenti and North Imenti (Nyaki and Ntima) when the government carries out a boundary review.

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