A section of religious leaders in Uasin Gishu has applauded Uasin Gishu County Assembly for passing the Punguza Mizigo bill fronted by Thirdway Alliance Kenya party leader Dr Ekuru Aukot.

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Led by Uasin Gishu Chairman of Gospel Ministers Bishop Wilson Kurui and Uasin Gishu Council of Imams and Muslim Preachers of Kenya chairman Sheikh Abubakar Bini, they said the move was well calculated and should be followed by other county Assemblies.

“As religious leaders from Uasin Gishu, we thank the Assembly for passing this bill since it will ensure that funds will be channelled to Ward levels thus directly benefiting the electorate. We support Punguza Mzigo fully,” said Bini.

 They spoke to the press in Eldoret town on Wednesday.

“As we are talking Kenyans are overburdened but if the bill will pass there will be a reduction of wage bill and misrepresentation and we urge other County Assemblies to follow suit if they have the interest of the electorates at heart,” added Bishop Kurui.

They called on politicians from across the political divide to support the bill once it's tabled in both the Senate and the National Assembly.

Uasin Gishu County Assembly on Tuesday was the first Assembly to pass the Punguza Mizigo bill fronted by Thirdway Alliance. 

The Punguza Mizigo initiative is pushing for the reduction of MPs from the current 416 to 147, removal of Women Representatives and nominated leaders among other things.

Once the bill is adopted, the country will save Sh3.78 trillion.

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