|Five legislators allied to handshake have called for speedy release of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) for the country to move the country for referendum before 2022 general election. |
The five MPs allied to the Administration and Security Committee of the national assembly said the country needs the BBI report to be tabled immediately.
Mwea MP Wachira Kabinga said as a country, they look forward to the report and Kenyans to adopt it in referendum to push agenda of peace and unity as envisioned by handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Kabinga said as the country is moving forward after the handshake, it has been easier for the Jubilee Party to concentrate on development agenda as political heat after 2017 protracted elections was cooled off.
He was speaking in Piny Oyie town, Suna West constituency today when he was hosted by area legislator Peter Masara in checking key areas for budget consideration from the area t be factored in budget.
Other legislators who were with them included were Kiambaa MP and committee chairman Paul Koinange, Teso North MP Oku Kaunya, Suna East MPJunet Mohammed and Homa Bay town MP Opondo Kaluma.
The legislators warned that their colleagues who are already opposing the report even before it is table were the same who were against the 2010 constitution when it was table and will risk being in opposition in 2022.
Junet said Kenya needs the report to be released and referendum called and those who are against the report which is yet to be released will keep opposing it until 2022 general elections when they will find themselves in opposition.
Koinange said to maintain the spirit of handshake which brought unity in the country, the report should be tabled fast before next general elections.
He asked president and Odinga to move with speed and capture the spirit of peace and unity brought by their handshake by releasing the report and bringing referendum.
Kaluma said it was sad that those who are opposing the report will even oppose themselves as they used to blame and were born to oppose everything.
By Basil Okoth