Uasin Gishu Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (CHRD) programs officer Kipkorir Ngetich has condemned the Uasin Gishu County Assembly for passing Punguza Mizigo bill.
Speaking to the press in his office on Wednesday, Ngetich said the move was uncalled for and only meant to fight the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
“As Human Rights activist in Uasin Gishu County, I was saddened to hear that Uasin Gishu County Assembly has passed the bill. The move was against the law and was only passed due to pressure from some political factions to ensure BBI does not succeed,” said Ngetich.
He said the county has set a bad precedent for supporting the bill and called on other county assemblies across the country not to support the bill.
“Their main aim was to fight BBI Initiative and I want Kenyans to be on the look for groups which are used to fight the initiative which will ensure that we have good elections, how to deal with tribalism, corruption and unite Kenyans. Let us not allow them to fool us,” said the Center for Human Rights and Democracy (CHRD) programs officer.
He further said the Punguza Mizigo Bill has many gaps which have to be looked into such as the reduction of the number of MPs, removal of Women Representatives, president’s term in office and the removal of nominated leaders among other things.
He called on Kenyans to support the Building Bridges Initiative since it will bring Kenyans together.