Sunday September 15, 2019-Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot has blasted Opposition leader Raila Odinga and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, accusing them of propagating lies against the Punguza Mizigo Bill.
Dr Aukot said his bill had rubbed some people within the political class the wrong way, hence their spirited move to fight it.
“As the debate on the Punguza Mizigo Bill gains its own momentum, especially with growing support from the public and the county assemblies, it is very unfortunate that it has also been hijacked by a group of the political class who have told blatant lies about the bill,” said Aukot.
Aukot further accused seven other leaders of spreading lies against the bill and frustrating it even though it is meant to help Kenyans.
“... it is important that Kenyans know who are those leaders telling lies about this important bill. We also note that the lies they are telling are out of sheer ignorance of the contents of the bill,” said Aukot.
He also named Bungoma Senator Moses Wetang’ula, former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka, Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege, Rarieda MP Otiende Amolo, ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi and MPs Owen Baya (Kilifi North) and Gladys Wanga (Homa Bay Woman Rep) as the other leaders inciting people against the bill.
According to Aukot, some MCAs from Siaya and Kirinyaga counties who support the bill were to attend yesterday’s press briefing, but backed out after reporting they had received threats.
The Kenyan DAILY POST