- Dr Aukot says that the initiative is purely people-driven contrary to the notion that its being sponsored by certain individuals.
- The bill has already received a nod in Turkana and Uasin Gishu Counties.
- It is supposed to be approved by at least 24 counties before it is tabled in the National Assembly and Senate to either approve or reject it.
Thirdway Alliance Party leader Ekuru Aukot has dismissed claims that his push for constitutional amendment through the Punguza Mizigo initiative is sponsored by the deputy president.
Dr Aukot, who was in Busia County Assembly on Wednesday to drum up support for the bill, said the falsehood associated with the initiative is cheap propaganda aimed at derailing the process.
“If you must relate this bill with anyone then they should be the over 1.2 million Kenyans who we engaged when our team went round to collect their views.
"This is cheap propaganda aimed at discrediting this process,” he said.
NO POLITICAL LINKS
Dr Aukot reiterated that the bill should also be linked to members of county assemblies who are supporting it and must now make a decision to either pass or reject it in totality.
“Linking such an initiative to only one person who has only one vote is cheap politics that will not help this country move forward.”
He emphasised that the initiative is purely people-driven contrary to the notion that its being sponsored by certain individuals.
“This initiative is being supported by ordinary Kenyans through Pay Bill No 785500. So far we have received overwhelming support through donations.
Dr Aukot said the success of the bill will see the country save at least Sh3.78 trillion of the annual budget.
“This is a burden that we want to reduce for Kenyans and will be reciprocated with direct development at their door steps since each of the 1,450 wards will be entitled to an equitable share of Sh100 million.”