In Summary
  • Tharaka-Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki asked the MCAs to read the bill carefully.
  • Led by Majority Leader and the Karingani ward rep Godfrey Murithi the MCAs vowed to endorse the bill once it lands in the assembly.

Tharaka-Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki has differed with his Members of County Assembly on Thirdway Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot's Punguza Mizigo Bill.

Speaking in Mukothima ward in Tharaka constituency on Friday, Mr Njuki warned the MCAs who have vowed to endorse the Bill that they risk losing jobs should the bill succeed.

The governor asked the MCAs to read the bill carefully instead of supporting it blindly.

MERGER

He said many members of county assemblies were being blindfolded by the clause that seeks to increase allocation of funds to the devolved units. He said many of them overlooked sections that call for merger of elective units.

“There is likelihood of locking yourselves outside because if this bill goes through, Tharaka-Nithi County risks being merged with Meru County and wards and constituencies will be reduced,” said Mr Njuki.

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