Wednesday September 18, 2019 – Murang’a County Assembly has rejected the Punguza Mizigo Draft Bill 2019 that is being fronted by Thirdway Alliance Party leader, Ekuru Aukot.

With no MCA supporting the bill, the Ward Reps in a record of 45 minutes said Punguza Mzigo Bill will reduce the gains made by the 2010 constitution such as nomination of MCAs in relation to gender and marginalized

The MCAs accused Dr Aukot of coming up with a populist bill without consulting Kenyans saying if passed, the bill could see some communities not represented in leadership positions.

“If such a bill goes through, minority communities like Muslims in Muranga and young people will never clinch leadership positions and we must reject it in totality,” the MCAs said.

On his part, Gaturi MCA, Kiiru Mbembe, said although the bill is labelled Punguza Mzigo, its only intention was to excite Kenyans to rally behind the bill noting that its contents were to the detriment of the Kenyan people.

Out of 4 County Assemblies who have voted for the bill it is only Uasin Gishu County that endorsed it.

Siaya, Muranga and Kirinyaga Counties have rejected the bill.


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