Nandi County Assembly rejects Punguza Mizigo bill.

Nandi County Assembly has rejected Ekuru Aukot’s Punguza Mzigo Bill.

Nandi becomes the latest county to dismiss the bill.

The ward representatives voted against the bill on Tuesday after it was tabled by Majority Leader David Koech.

The ward representatives dismissed the bill claiming it was discriminating against women and geared towards benefiting few political figures.

The move by the county comes amid support by Uasin Gishu County assembly which voted in favour of the bill. Uasin Gishu is the only county that has supported it.

More than ten counties have rejected the bill in a clear move that the Thirdway Alliance’s funded bill may not progress further.

The bill seeks to reduce the number of elective and nominated positions in a desired plan to reduce the increasing public wage bill.

Aukot has been decrying the dismissal of the bill saying powerful politicians were misleading the ward representatives into rejecting it even without reading what the document contains.

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