More blows to Punguza Mizigo bill as Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo reject proposal.

Elgeyo Marakwet and Baringo have joined the growing list of North Rift counties that have rejected Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot’s Punguza Mizigo bill.

This comes barely days after Nandi and Trans nzoia county Assemblies rejected the constitutional Amendment Bill.

In Elgeyo Marakwet the ward legislators rejected the bill citing there is no guarantee of the end of the culture of impunity, theft of public resources, senseless public borrowing and the disregard of the rule of law and constitutionalism.

The house claimed that the proposed amendments may have misdiagnosed the problem and as a result prescribed the wrong medicine.

In Baringo county the MCAs term the Bill as unrealistic and unachievable.

After a voting exercise, a total of 25 members opposed the bill while 13 supported it.

The proposed law, which is sponsored by the Thirdway Alliance party, aims to make changes, including reducing Parliament’s annual budget from Sh36.8 billion to Sh5 billion, reducing the number of Members of Parliament from 416 to 147 and introducing a seven-year one-term presidency.

At least 24 county assemblies should approve the bill for it to move to the National Assembly and the Senate for approval. If the majority of the MPs in the Houses support it, it will be presented to the President for assent.

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