Ukambani political leaders rubbish punguza mizigo bill

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Ukambani political leaders have clearly come out vehemently opposing Thirdway Alliance Party leader Ekuru Aukot’s Punguza Mizigo initiative in a bid to amend the constitution.

Speaking at different occasions, the political leaders have vowed to embrace Building Bridges Initiative and in unison turn down punguza mizigo initiative adding they need more positions created at top levels and not the vice versa.

Mwingi Central member of National Assembly, Gideon Mulyungi said they want to increase top positions to include every community in leadership and not reduce them insisting the initiative will not see the light of the day.

Mulyungi who was speaking at Kalisasi , Mwingi central ward within his constituency where he, together with other leaders had attended a burial said Aukot’s proposal calculated scheme to ensure Kamba community is left out of top leadership and they are aware of sponsors of the initiative.

“We want all communities to feel represented at top levels by creating more positions and so we oppose Aukot’s bill. I would like to extend my gratitude to HE President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga for coming up with BBI which we are in full support of,” Mulyungi stated.

Yatta MP, Charles Kilonzo said Punguza Mizigo is a funded initiative by a disgusted Jubilee wing and are aware of games inside Jubilee and their intentions.

Kilonzo added that the whole idea was not brought in good faith and it is a product of wars in Jubilee and they are not going to be part of Jubilee wars.

“We are in full support of BBI and not Aukot’s initiative which motive is well known is dead on arrival,”Kilonzo stated

Kitui women Representative, Irene Kasalu urged BBI committee members to swiftly compile reports of Kenyans views on constitutional amendment and bring it to assembly floor to be passed adding they back BBI not punguza mizigo.

“We cannot reduce the number of leaders. As a matter of fact, more slots ought to be created to ensure Kenyans are fully represented,” pointed out Kitui Mp

Kitui Senator, Enoch Kiio Wambua said the initiative is unpopular stating there was no public participation conducted to enlighten members of public on such adding the initiative he will look at is the one that allows proper representation of people’s interest at top government positions.

“The initiative I will look at is a structure that allows proper representation of people’s interest in the absence of that we will witness marginalized communities and people who will be using numbers in their communities to always win election in expense of other credible leaders from other communities,” said Kiio.

 

 

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