Mt Kenya leaders, ODM MPs differ over BBI proposals


Some of the politicians allied to ODM leader Raila Odinga have faulted their colleagues from Mt Kenya region over their stance on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.
Led by National Assembly Minority Leader John Mbadi, accused the leaders of being used by anti-handshake forces to fight the BBI initiative.
Mbadi questioned their honesty of Mt Kenya leaders in relation to the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila, which gave birth to the BBI and its taskforce.
He said it was still too early to pre-empt what is in the report even before the actual report is made public.
The ODM national chairman also questioned how the leaders knew Kenyans from Mt Kenya region do not want Parliamentary system of government.
“I don’t know where they have done their public hearing to know that their people don’t want a parliamentary system, unless some have a plot to scuttle the work of BBI,” he said.
Ugunja MP Opiyo Wandayi cautioned the politicians against making premature declarations about a report which is yet to be made public.
“Leaders should wait for the report to come out so that we can talk about it with authority,” he said.
Homa Bay Senator Moses Kajwang said that “Kenya Is bigger than Mt Kenya” and politicians from the region should be careful with the picture they want to create among Kenyans that they have enjoyed some undue advantage over others.
About 40 political leaders from Central region threatened to campaign against the BBI report should it propose a parliamentary model of government.
They said changes must bring about inclusivity and address the region’s issue of underrepresentation, which has landed them in trouble with forces allied to Raila.


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