Punguza Mizigo Gets Rare Win in Court

  • Ekuru Aukot-led Punguza Mizigo Bill got something to smile about when a suit filed against it was withdrawn by the petitioners.

    Thirdway Alliance Party on Thursday, October 31 announced on Facebook that the suit which was filed by David Karikui Ngari had been withdrawn.

    "We are happy to inform the public that the malicious, vexatious and frivolous suit filed against Thirdway and IEBC to stop Punguza Mizigo by one David Kariuki Ngari was withdrawn by the petitioners yesterday (Tuesday, October 29)," the post read.

    A notice of withdrawal posted by Thirdway Alliance on Thursday, October 31.

    The party also claimed that the petitioners had chickened out when the proposed law was tabled in county assemblies. 

    The petition to stop Punguza Mizigo from being discussed in county assemblies was filed on July 24, 2019, and the court temporarily halted any debate on the proposal.  

    On Wednesday, October 23 the Thirdway Alliance Party leader launched the second phase of the Punguza Mizigo, which he dubbed Punguza Mizigo Kenya (PMK).

    Aukot revealed that PMK would be solely based on the responses obtained from the initial version of the proposal when it was discussed in various counties.

    "We have not abandoned the bill as we are going to relook at the first one and will make an announcement on how to go about this second phase," Aukot disclosed.

    He also mentioned that some provisions of the bill would not allow tainted leaders to take office as Kenyans deserved upright legislators.

    "The public benefits would include addressing the cancer of theft of public money," Aukot stressed as he shed light on the rate of corruption in the country.

    IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati receives the "Punguza Mizigo" Bill from Thirdway Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot at Anniversary Towers on February 28