Ruto Allied MPs Hit Out at Ekuru Aukot After Signatures Feat
Female MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto, on Friday, hit out at the 'Punguza Mizigo' group and the Building Bridges Initiative.
The women, led by Kandara MP, Alice Wahome, were of the opinion that women were not considered in the proposals, hence, they were not ready to accept it, Daily Nation reported.
Speaking at Imenti North in Meru County, the lawmakers noted that they would support a presidential candidate who considered women in their government.
“The government that we will form in 2022 must have enough room for women, youth and men," the Kandara MP stated.
"It will not be business as usual. The Constitution is only nine years old yet we hear people making suggestions that isolate us.
"There is no way we are going to accept that women are the burden of this country," nominated MP Halima Mucheke noted.
Other leaders present were; Tharaka Nithi Woman Representative, Beatrice Nkatha Nyaga, Malindi MP, Aisha Jumwa, Nyandarua Woman Representative, Faith Gitau, Uasin Gishu Woman Representative, Gladys Shollei, among others.
The leaders urged their male counterparts to reject proposals that would undermine the two-thirds gender rule.
"We shall resist any attempt by some few individuals who want to create posts for themselves,” Jumwa added in.
On Thursday, IEBC announced that it had verified the 1,222,541 signatures that the Thirdway Party had collected, setting the wheels rolling for the imminent constitutional changes.
The initiative seeks a constitutional review to overhaul the structure of government in order to reduce the burden of the cost of governance to taxpayers.
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