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Ekuru Aukot praised for collecting 1.2m signatures

Thirdway Alliance party led by Dr. Ekuru Aukot has been praised for collecting 1.2 million signatures, something Okoa Kenya initiative could not deliver.

Lawyer and self-proclaimed general Miguna Miguna has congratulated Aukot and his party.

According to Miguna, the party has achieved what former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his party ODM set out to achieve but failed in 2016.

ODM had started the Okoa Kenya initiative but couldn’t get enough signatures. The Okoa Kenya referendum bill sought to make amendments to the constitution and push for an increase in funds allocated to counties among other issues.

Miguna also castigated lawyer Donald Kipkorir who had earlier trashed Thirdway Alliance’s signature milestone, terming it a sideshow.

According to Kipkorir, Kenya will only have a referendum if President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga front the push.

Miguna was, however, quick to oppose the lawyer’s sentiments, arguing that Kenya’s rule of law does not belong to Uhuru Kenyatta or Raila Odinga. He further compared Kipkorir’s argument to a ‘zombified pedestrian’.

Punguza Mzigo initiative got a big boost after IEBC certified the 1.2 million signatures they collected, giving them the go-ahead to pursue their agenda at the county level.

This is even as the party leader Ekuru Aukot alleged that his life is in danger following an incident where unknown people stormed their offices in Lavington and shot at one of the party officials.

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