Saturday July 20, 2019-President Uhuru Kenyatta and National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, have been urged to support the Punguza Mzigo referendum push initiated by ThirdWay Alliance party leader, Dr Ekuru Aukot.
On Thursday Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced that it has verified over 1.2 million signatures of registered voters collected by Aukot in his bid to amend the constitution.
Now according to political pundits Uhuru and Raila must support the initiative since it is one way of reducing high wage bill.
Among other proposals, the Bill is pushing for a reduction of the number of MPs to 147.
Aukot and his team also want the position of the woman representatives to be abolished “to cut the cost of running Parliament to Ksh5 billion annually, down from the current Ksh36.8 billion”.
On the same note, they are proposing the scrapping out of the deputy governors position.
The Punguza Mizigo push also seeks to increase the equitable shareable revenue of counties from 15 to 35 per cent of last audited accounts approved by Parliament.
The Kenyan DAILY POST