The Nakuru County Assembly has become the eighth county to reject the Punguza Mizigo Bill sponsored by Thirdway Alliance Party.
The bill tabled by Naivasha Biashara ward MCA Erick Gichuki was quashed by a technicality after former majority leader Stanley Karanja failed to second it.
Karanja said the majority of the MCAs cited said several gaps among them the reduction of constituencies which he said would eventually affect wards.
Already, Siaya, Homa Bay, Nyamira and Murang’a among other counties have debated the bill and rejected it. Only Uasin Gishu County has passed it.
The proposed law aims to make changes, including reducing Parliament’s annual budget from Sh36.8 billion to Sh5 billion, reducing the number of Members of Parliament from 416 to 147 and introducing a seven-year one-term presidency.
At least 24 county assemblies should approve the bill for it to move to the National Assembly and the Senate for approval.
If the majority of the MPs in the Houses support it, it will be presented to the President for assent.