Setback for Punguza Mizigo as Homa Bay Assembly rejects Bill


Homa Bay County Assembly is the latest county to reject the Punguza Mizigo Bill.
This is the fourth time the Bill is being rejected by county assemblies with just one endorsement.
MCAs in Muranga, Siaya and Kirinyaga counties also rejected the Bill leaving only Uasin Gishu County as the assembly which has adopted it.
In Homa Bay, MCAs reject proposals by Thirdway Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot to change the Constitution in a debate that lasted for about an hour.
The Bill was tabled before the House by Justice and Legal Affairs Committee chairman Okuku Miregi who told the assembly that is had been subjected to scrutiny and public participation.
“The bill has gone through all the required processes before presented to the assembly. MCAs have obligation to reject or adopt it,” Miregi said.
Mirgei said his committee had made a decision not to allow the proposed constitutional changes to go through for fear of losing their jobs as MCAs.
In the proposed changes, Aukot wants state officers adversely mentioned by the office of the Auditor General to step aside once charged.
Miregi expressed fear that Homa Bay MCAs and other legislators in other counties may be affected by this proposal if the Bill passes through.
“We have made several leadership changes in this assembly over mistakes done by predecessors. If we adopt the bill, some of us will carry the crosses which don’t belong to them,” he said.


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