Makadara MP George Aladwa on Thursday presented a bill in Parliament that seeks to reduce the number of counties from 47 to 46 by dissolving Kericho.
In his notice of motion to the Speaker of the National Assembly, the MP argues that Kericho residents can access services in Bomet, Nakuru, Nandi, Kisumu and Narok counties.
“The inhabitants of Kericho originally came from the mentioned counties to work in tea farms,” he says.
The MP says the population, electoral locations and administrative centres of Kericho can be divided amongst the mentioned counties.
Aladwa said a majority of Kericho residents, especially from the Kipsigis community, have over the years migrated to Laikipia, Trans Nzoia, Nakuru, Narok, Uasin Gishu, Nandi, and Bomet counties. Others moved to Mara Province in Tanzania, he said.
The former Nairobi Mayor said the enactment of the bill will save money.