Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula has asked Kenyans to support the recently launched Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report. Speaking at Kilimani village in Likuyani Sub County during thanksgiving ceremony organized by the Likuyani ward Member of County Assembly Brian Mafunga, Wetungula thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for championing the BBI report that seeks to unify a divided nation and ensure all Kenyans are involved in the leadership of this country regardless of their tribe.
He said the BBI report talks of all inclusivity which has been the biggest problem in the country. “We all know that the leadership of this country has for long been dictated by two communities as the rest watched from sidelines but the BBI report talks of inclusivity and I want to salute President Uhuru Kenyatta for rising above his personal and community’s interest to come up with the idea of leaving behind a united nation when his term in office ends,” said Wetangula.
Wetunga said he gave his personal contribution to the BBI team and if the report is fully implemented it will bear fruits. “I gave an example of a country like Malaysia where there is no tribe that occupies public slots that exceeds its population percentage, if a tribe contribute 10% percent of the total population of the country then it cannot occupy public posts that exceeds that percentage and so on but here in Kenya you’ll find a tribe that has 20% of the total population occupying over 80% of public slots and that is the biggest problem that BBI will eliminate if fully implemented,” said the Senator.
Other than uniting Kenyans and shunning tribalism, Wetangula said the war against corruption was also well elaborated in the report and it will bring sanity to both private and public sector. Wetangula said the report also proposes release of more resources to the Counties which he said has been the biggest challenge for devolution.
The Senator urged citizens to read, internalize and engage so that their views are captured in the national debate expected to be held next year.
On their part Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala and Kiminini MP Dr. Chris Wamalwa want the article’s recommendation on the Prime Minister position amended so that we can have an executive premier.
They said the proposal equates the Prime Minister to the leader of majority in the national assembly which according to them can work. “We want an executive Prime Minister who cannot be fired by President or the national assembly,” said Malala.
Likuyani ward MCA Brian Mafunga thanked Likuyani residents for giving him opportunity to server them after emerging with victory in the August 8, 2017 general elections. He promised to work tirelessly with other development conscious leaders to develop the ward.
The MCA urged Kenyans to read the report and make their contributions to further enrich the BBI proposals and they should not all the whole process be hijacked by the political class.