Sigor MP Peter Lochakapong has vowed to oppose the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) as it’s a tool to be sued by ODM lead Raila Odinga to clinch the Presidency in 2022. Lochakapong said the former Prime Minister has turned the BBI into a campaign tool, adding that some leaders have read malice in the process which he claims has been hijacked by politicians. “It’s like the BBI equates to Raila…BBI should include everyone and not lock out others,” he said.
He noted that a section of leaders in the country with different opinions on the BBI report have been discriminated and threatened. Speaking while inspecting development projects in his constituency, Lochakapong pointed out that if there is something still missing in the original BBI Bomas document then it should be inserted instead of resources and time wasted by hosting the BBI meetings across the country.
“They have moved from Kisii, Kakamega, Mombasa, Kitui, Meru and soon will go to Nakuru plus all the other regions and we don’t understand what they are looking for. You can suggest or oppose something in the report but the rallies are divisive,” he said.
He said many views raised by different communities in BBI meetings have compelled the Pokot Community to propose the compensation of land and justice for historical injustices they suffered under the former regimes. “West Pokot was a closed district. Our land reached up to Soy in Uasin Gishu County and Lokor in Turkana County….We were chased away and now we can demand for compensation.”