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Diverse opinions over proposed constitution amendments

Murang’a county residents have expressed diverse opinions over the proposed constitutional amendment by the Third Party Alliance chaired by Dr. Ekuru Aukot.
Independent electoral and boundaries commission (IEBC) confirmed that the push for amendments by Punguza Mizigo initiative has met the threshold with 1,222,541 registered voters signing in support as a Bill and will now be submitted to the 47 counties within three months.
On February 28th 2019 the promoters of the punguza mizigo initiative, delivered to the IEBC a draft constitutional amendment bill and details of supporters of the draft bill.
Some of the proposals in the bill include reduction in the number of members of parliament, scrapping of the women representatives and deputy governors’ positions together with a one seven-year term for president.
Christine Njeri Kamau, a small scale business trader seemed to differ with others where she said the scrapping of women representative seat is a fight against women and killing them politically.
“Our women representative is doing a lot of work under the program of National Government Affirmative Action Fund (NGAAF) and many people have benefited from the program where she has been giving out umbrellas, tanks and chickens to groups of women, schools and farmers.” Njeri noted
By Bernard Munyao/Ann Maina

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