Kwanza MP Ferdinand Wanyonyi has supported calls to have the BBI implemented through parliament instead of having a referendum, saying the latter option will be expensive and will increase the taxpayers’ burden.
Speaking in Kitale, the MP said billions were used to prepare the BBI report, adding that if the report were to go back to the mwananchi, it would mean more money should be availed. He said it will be prudent if the document will be debated in the National Assembly, ensuring that the referendum money is well utilized elsewhere.
Concerning National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi’s comments that it would be better if the report would be channeled back to Kenyans other than through parliament, Wanyonyi said the Speaker should be gentle with his comments, claiming such utterances might cause a rift in parliament. “Muturi must understand his position well, he is like a referee who
must not lean on either side of the political divide,” he said.
The legislator said Muturi is going against his duties as enshrined in the Constitution, becoming ore of a politician in the process. However, he added that he will hold further consultations with Ford Kenya on the way forward for them following the Speaker’s comments.