Wednesday September 4, 2019 - Uasin Gishu County Assembly has become the first County Assembly to pass the Punguza Mzigo Bill fronted by Thirdway Alliance party.

According to the motion mover, who is the chairman of the Assembly's Delegated and Legislative Committee, Patrick Bundotich, the County Assembly passed the bill because it will bring funds to grassroots and address overrepresentation.

“The bill having gone through the committee, the County Assembly and public participation by citizens of Uasin Gishu, we unanimously agreed to support it,” Bundotich said.

The motion was seconded by Langas MCA, Francis Muya, who said the bill will reduce overrepresentation and bring development to the grassroots.

“The bill will ensure that funds will be channelled to Ward levels which will be the central unit of development thus the electorate will feel devolution.”

“I now urge the Senate and Parliament to approve it,” Muya said.

The Punguza Mzigo Initiative wants the reduction of MPs from the current 416 to 147, the removal of Woman Representatives and nominated leaders among other things.

It requires the support of at least half of the 47 County Assemblies to be presented to Parliament for debate. 


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