Aukot and the ‘Punguza Mizigo’ campaign: What next after court ‘stopped’ him?

By K24Tv Team On Sat, 3 Aug, 2019 18:58 | < 1 min read
Dr Ekuru Aukot
Thirty-one counties have shot down Ekuru Aukot's Punguza Mizigo Bill. PHOTO | FILE
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    On July 30, Thirdway Alliance Kenya Party leader, Dr Ekuru Aukot, accused ODM and Wiper Party leaders of sponsoring petitions against the Punguza Mizigo Bill in court.

On July 30, Thirdway Alliance Kenya Party leader, Dr Ekuru Aukot, accused ODM and Wiper Party leaders of sponsoring petitions against the Punguza Mizigo Bill in court.

This Sunday (August 4) at 9pm, Aukot will be interviewed on Punchline by Anne Kiguta on K24 Television, where he is expected to reveal his next cause of action after the High Court, on July 31, stopped the 47 county assemblies across Kenya from debating and approving the Punguza Mizigo Bill, which was fronted by Thirdway Alliance Party leader.

Last Tuesday, Aukot alleged that ODM leader Raila Odinga, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Jubilee’s Aden Duale and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetangula were undermining devolution by opposing increased resources and funding to the wards.

Aukot claimed the four leaders “are using Kenyans for their selfish gains by urging them to reject the Punguza Mizigo bill”.

“Raila, Kalonzo, Aden Duale and Moses Wetangula are on record telling Kenyans to reject Punguza Mizigo proposals as we await the ongeza mzigo proposals. We are now more than ever convinced that they are the sponsors of the frivolous petitions against the bill in court,” said Aukot.

Aukot was speaking at the Nairobi County Assembly where he had gone to popularise his Punguza Mizigo initiative.

Will the Punguza Mizigo Bill go through? Is Aukot hopeful that his bid will yield the desired results? We’ll find out on Sunday on Punchline.