Turkana county Assembly passes Punguza Mizigo bill becoming the second assembly to approve it after Uasin Gishu; MCAs say proposal will tighten fight against graft.
This comes barely days after the Ekuru Aukot’s bill flopped after it failed to be passed in 24 counties as required by the Constitution.
The sponsor of the bill, Ekuru Aukot, hails from Turkana.
The Bill proposes to amend the Constitution of Kenya 2010 under the initiative as envisioned in Article 257.
As outlined on the party’s website, Aukot says reasons for the amendment push include using the 47 counties as single constituency unit for Parliamentary elections to the Senate and National Assembly.
It also proposes to reduce the number of MPs from the current 416 to 147 – making the load lighter, hence the term Punguza Mizigo.
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