Murkomen endorses Ekuru Aukot’s ‘Punguza Mzigo Initiative


Photo: Senator Kipchumba Murkomen /courtesy

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has joined Dr Ekuru Aukot to convince Members of county Assemblies to endorse The “Punguza Mzigo Initiative.”

The Outspoken Senator has stated that by supporting the Referendum push which is proposed by Dr Ekuru Aukot the MCAs will be able to stamp their authorities.

The Tangatanga member has further claimed that the MCAs have been despised for quite sometime being viewed as “junior lawmakers.’ The quest for better devolved system in the country has also been at stake. This follows the recent stalement between the National Government and County Governments over the Division of Revenue.

Murkomen recommends that MCAs should pass the Punguza Mzigo push for referendum to remind the sundry that devolution and its institutions matter.

Photo: Senator Kipchumba Murkomen/courtesy
“MCAs have the greatest opportunity to stamp their authority by supporting Dr Ekuru Aukot ‘s Punguza Mzigo initiative. MCAs have been despised for far too long. They should approve it overwhelmingly to remind all&sundry that devolution&its institutions matter.Forward the baby to Senate,” Murkomen stated.
This is a clear indicator that Dr William Ruto might also join Dr Ekuru Aukot for the push for referendum. The relationship between Murkomen and Ruto is just so close and as father as son, don’t be surprised if Ruto also says ‘yes’ to Punguza Mzigo.

This comes just a day after Aukot invited President Uhuru Kenyatta,His Deputy Ruto and AU Representative to walk with him to make ‘Punguza Mzigo Initiative a reality.

The draft Bill will be submitted to each of the 47 County Assemblies for consideration within three months from the date of submission by IEBC.

“Thereafter, the Speakers of the respective County Assemblies will submit the decisions of their respective County Assemblies to the Speakers of the National Asembly and the Senate pursuant to Article 257(6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010,” read the statement whose undersigned is IEBC boss Wafula Chebukati.

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