Punguza Mzigo Bill cleared for debate in counties

The Human Rights and Constitutional Division of the High Court in Nairobi has lifted an order barring County Assemblies from debating the Punguza Mizingo Bill.

Justice John Mativo lifted the restraining order after a petitioner moved to court to stop the consideration of the Bill by the 47 county assemblies.

This is after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) forwarded it to the devolved legislative assemblies.

Timothy Odhiambo had argued that IEBC failed to authenticate signatures of voters supporting the referendum bid.

IEBC had said 1.2 million registered voters supported the initiative by the Ekuru Aukot-led Thirdway Alliance party.