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High Court blocks debate on Punguza Mizigo bill – KBC




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Punguza Mizigo amendment bill has suffered a blow after the high court temporarily stopped the 47 counties from debating and approving it.

In his ruling, Justice James Makau further barred the Third way Alliance Kenya Party from presenting the bill to the speaker of the National Assembly pending the hearing and determination of a petition, challenging the authenticity of the signatures that saw the bill procured.

In the case the petitioners, David Kamau Ngari and International Economic Law Centre sued Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission on grounds that the Bill was procured through deceit and illegalities claiming the signatures are not genuine.

The parties in the case have been ordered to file their response within the 14 days period which the orders will remain in force.

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On Tuesday, the proposer of the Bill Dr. Ekuru Aukot was in Murang’a County Assembly to drum up support for the bill. Aukot noted that his Bill seeks to entrench a culture of graft intolerance in the country saying that Kenyans have currently accepted the vice as part of their lives.

During the session, some members of the county assembly said the proposed Bill had many clauses that should be amended before they support it.

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