In Summary
  • Nominated MCA in Baringo County Francis Kibai also noted that the creation of the ward fund would make the locals enjoy the fruits of devolution.

  • Ms Cynthia Muge (Kilibwoni) and Ms Theresa Maiyo (nominated) said Kenyans are suffering because of huge wage bills.

  • Turkana County Assembly Members have also supported the bill.

North Rift county assemblies have vowed to endorse the Third Way Alliance Party leader Ekuru Aukot's Punguza Mizigo Bill.

The ward reps from Baringo, Uasin-Gishu, Nandi, West-Pokot and Elgeyo-Marakwet counties on Monday said that the County Assemblies’ Forum will support the Bill and see if they can make some amendments on it.

“Kenyans have suffered for a long time because the Constitution is too harsh on them. Political positions like the Senate and woman representation are a duplication of responsibilities and needs to be scrapped to lessen the burden to wananchi,” said Silale Ward (Baringo) Rep Nelson Lotela.

WARD FUND

Nominated MCA in Baringo County Francis Kibai also noted that the creation of the ward fund would make the locals enjoy the fruits of devolution.

“The Bill seeks to create a ward development fund, this will be a big score to the common man and we are fully behind it,” said Mr Kibai.

Uasin-Gishu County Assembly Speaker David Kiplagat said Rift Valley county assemblies will soon meet to state their position on the Punguza Mizigo Bill.

“But from the onset, this Bill seems a good thing,” said Mr Kiplagat. He however took issue with some clauses in the Bill which he noted needed amendments.

Nandi County MCAs led by Assembly Education Committee Chairman Emmanuel Mengich (Lessos Ward) and Osborne Komen (Terik Ward) also threw their weight behind the referendum drive which will see the number of MPs reduced.  

WAGE BILLS

Ms Cynthia Muge (Kilibwoni) and Ms Theresa Maiyo (nominated) said Kenyans are suffering because of huge wage bills.

"Some of MPs and MCAs have never contributed anything in the National and county assemblies, their work is just to earn salaries without working,” said Mr Komen.

Said Mr Mengich: “Kenyans are suffering because of leaders who can't think and make independent decisions and as leaders from Nandi County, we are supporting the Punguza Mizigo Bill,” added Mr Mengich.

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