Dr. Noah Wekesa urges government to avail copies of the amended BBI report

Former MP Dr. Noah Wekesa addressing mourners at Mahanga village

Former Kwanza MP Dr. Noah Wekesa has appealed to the government to avail copies of the amended BBI report to the public to enable Kenyans read and understand it and make informed decisions during the referendum.

Addressing mourners during the burial of Albert Mulati in Mahanga village, Lwandeti location, Matete sub county, Dr. Wekesa said Kenyans were eager to know amendments made to the document.

“They brought the first copy which we read before they took it for amendments, we want to know the subtractions and additions made to the copy before we make our decision to support it or not,” he said.

The former minister urged Kenyans to take their time and carefully go through the amended document once copies are made available to the public and make wise decisions during the referendum.

He said they should not allow the process to be hijacked by politicians but each one of them should make his or her own decision after reading the report.

Trans Nzoia County Assembly speaker Joshua Werunga who accompanied Dr. Wekesa proposed a constitutional amendment that will see Senators get salaries from their respective Counties so as to avoid a repeat of the recent stalemate witnessed in the Senate over the revenue allocation formula crippling County governments’ programmes. 

“If Senators were paid salaries from County governments it wouldn’t have taken them long to agree on the appropriate revenue allocation formula because they would be delaying their salary too but since they are being paid from the national government they can take as long time as they wish, without caring about County employees,” argued Werunga.