Opposition leader Raila odinga has once again voiced his opposition to Thirdway Alliance’s Punguza Mizigo initiative draft bill.
Odinga observed that the leader of the Punguza Mizigo initiative Ekuru Aukot failed to involve Kenyans in coming up with the draft bill. It’s on this basis that while speaking in Turkana County, he advised Aukot to find a way of engaging the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), which is currently preparing a report that will possibly lead to a referendum to amend the constitution.
The opposition leader said the report that the BBI taskforce was preparing had captured the feelings and interests of Kenyans.
The Punguza mizigo initiative draft bill was forwarded to county assemblies by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission after verifying the signatures.
Meanwhile, women leaders under the embrace banner are now terming the Punguza mizigo initiative draft bill as retrogressive.
They accuse Aukot of being against gains made by women, who for years had championed for inclusion.
Speaking in Kakamega County, the women leaders who were hosted by Kakamega woman representative Elsie Muhanda and nominated Senator Dr Gertrude Msuruve called on Kenyans to forget the punguza mizigo draft bill and focus their efforts on the Building Bridges Initiative, which she claimed will unite the nation.
COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli, who was at the function, accused the Thirdway Alliance Party of attempts to hijack referendum plans.