Wiper Party Propose Fewer Wards But More Counties

Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka (right) flanked by the party's Deputy leader Shakila Abdala (centre) and Party's first Vice-Chair Mutula Kilonzo Jr while appearing before the BBI taskforce.

Wiper Party now wants the current 1,450 wards reduced to 700, in the event the county goes for referendum to amed the constitution. Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka said while presenting the party’s position before the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) task force.

Kalonzo adds that the remuneration the 700 Members of County Assembly, MCA should then be increased. Further, the party proposes that three counties be created. Kalonzo proposed Gucha in Nyanza, Maua in Meru and Mwingi in Kitui as the new counties.

On governance the party has no position, given that Kalonzo and his deputy Farah Maalim differed sharply over what was to be the party position. While Kalonzo wants the president to remain both the head of state and government, Maalim wants a parliamentary system of governance led by an executive premier