The Orange Democratic Movement MCAs in Nairobi County have given Punguza Mzigo Bill presentation at the County Assembly a wide berth saying that the High Court has stopped the debate on the bill.
Addressing the media at the assembly Minority Whip Peter Imwatok says the ODM party itself does not support the bill and that its debate was ceased by the high court.
‘‘I want to say that we did not ask our members not to attend but it is dead on arrival because how can Aukot tell us in the bill that he wants to reduce the number of wards does he support devolution really or is just curing economical issues?’’ Imwatok posed.
Meanwhile Aukot has dismissed the court petition saying his Punguza Mzigo Bill is more lawful than the Building Bridges Initiative that is being driven by Raila Odinga and the president.
‘‘Those opposing this bill starting with Raila,Kalonzo ,Duale and the team are the ones sponsoring petitions against Punguza Mzigo in courts so that they can sneak in Ongeza Mzigo..Kenyans must now stand together and reject leaders who are using them as voting machines to satisfy themselves,’’ Aukot said.
The bill is now facing a hurdle before being introduced in the assembly and Nairobi County Assembly acting speaker Chege Mwaura says they will have a Kamkunji to discuss pertinent issues before its debate in the assembly.
In the Punguza Mzigo Bill Aukot wants Nairobi MCAs reduced from current 85 to 63 a move that has been met with stiff opposition by the MCAs.