Kanduyi MP Wafula Wamunyinyi has said finding consensus and a common ground should be the main target in the ongoing BBI talk. The MP has said the BBI report shouldn’t be rejected altogether, since it has points to benefit Kenyans, “We would rather adjust that oppose the BBI reforms….it’s better we allow extensive opinions.” Wamunyinyi, who was speaking to West FM during an interview on Sunday night, affirmed his support for the recently launched report.
He urged leaders to stop airing their views in political rallies and campaigns, saying it doesn’t bode well for the country’s peace and stability. “It leads to divisions in the country and if we start dividing the country now things won’t be good in 2022,” he stated. He dispelled the idea that the report seeks to benefit a few individuals, citing proposals on devolution that will greatly boost development.
He noted that increasing allocation for Counties to 35% will be key, also the ward development fund. “If allocation is increased by the said 35%, Bungoma County we’ll get at least Kshs 30 billion,” he said, “We’ve never received as much funds as that.” He argued that expanding the executive to include a President, his Deputy, a Prime Minister and two Deputies isn’t a clamour for positions, but the positions already exist in a way. “When you create the PM position, you are just doing away with the leader of majority position, a direct replacement, it’s not a new position,” he said, “The deputy majority leader becomes the deputy PM.”