Friday September 27, 2019 - Third Way Alliance Party leader, Dr Ekuru Aukot, has accused President Uhuru Kenyatta and National Super Alliance (NASA) leader, Raila Odinga, of using unorthodox means to ensure the Punguza Mzigo Initiative is rejected by majority of County Assemblies in Kenya.

Speaking on Thursday, Aukot, who is the founder of the initiative, said Uhuru and Raila Odinga are bribing MCAs to reject the bill.

“I am actually glad the State machinery employed unorthodox ways including bribery to fight the Bill,” Aukot stated.

He stressed that the Bill exposed a selfish political class that survived on the suffering of the majority poor.

If the bill was to be passed, each ward would receive at least Ksh100 million for development.

“Why would any MP, Governor, Senator and even President be opposed to more development money going to the villages?" Aukot posed.

Sources said Uhuru and Raila through their operatives are bribing MCAs with Sh 100,000 each to reject the bill.


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