Saturday August 10, 2019-Deputy President William Ruto and his lieutenants have shocked the entire nation after they endorsed Punguza Mzigo Initiative.
Punguza Mzigo is an initiative spearheaded by Third Way Alliance party leader, Dr Ekuru Aukot, with an aim of reducing elective seats to reduce the high wage bill.
Speaking on Friday Ruto’s allies led by Uasin Gishu Woman Representative Gladys Shollei and Soi legislator Caleb Kositany said it was unfortunate the country is in referendum mood at a time politicians should focus more on development agenda and wealth creation.
“They told the 2010 Constitution was the best we could get even though we raised some issues. Today they want the same Constitution be changed. They (Raila) recently rubbished Punguza Mizigo. What Ekuru is proposing is what Kenyans want," Kositany said.
On her part, Shollei cautioned ODM chief Raila Odinga to go slow in his push for constitutional change through Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) saying he is wasting Kenyans money and time.
"Those people who are undertaking BBI process are taking Kenya for a ride and we are not fools. The Kenyan constitution-making process in 2010 was the most consultative in the entire world. You cannot go around the country collecting views which can be retrieved from audio tapes recorded in 2010. We will rather Punguza Mizigo because it resonates well with Kenyans," Shollei said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST