Ekuru Aukot caught up in messy fight

Ekuru Aukot met with chaos

Thirdway Alliance Party leader Ekuru Aukot addressing a county assembly

West Pokot County assembly on Wednesday when Thirdway Alliance Party leader Ekuru Aukot and his team presented Punguza Mizigo bill before the house. 

Members of county assembly insulted Dr Ekuru Aukot citing that he was frustrating some of the marginalised counties like West Pokot.

"We have been marginalized for years. Yet Aukot wants us to be more marginalised. Marginalised counties will be affected if it goes through. We oppose it 100 percent,” Batei MCA Solomon Angelei said.

During the chaotic session, 29 ward reps walked out of the county assembly in protest, vowing to vote down the constitutional amendment bill.

Opposed to Punguza Mizigo

Nominated MCA Eunice Andiema said the bill will frustrate the efforts of women from marginalised counties who have made strides towards the two-thirds gender rule.

The Speaker pointed out that most MCAs had rejected the bill because there is a court order that bars Aukot from tabling the bill in county assemblies.

Thirdway Alliance Party’s push for constitutional changes suffered a blow after the High Court stopped county assemblies from debating Punguza Mizigo draft Bill.

Justice James Makau also stopped the Dr Ekuru Aukot-led party from presenting the proposals to the speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi for debate pending the determination of two suits challenging the process.

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