Speaking ,Thangwa said that the report needs amendment to accommodate everyone in the society.
“let everyone read the BBI and no one should force us to support it, if the select committee on BBI fails to amend it, we will believe that it has a hidden agenda and we will reject it,” he said.
Karungo further said that he has initiated a process of translating the BBI document into vernacular (Kikuyu)language to aid the locals to understand it better.
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He said that the translated version of the report would reach a larger audience, especially in the Mount Kenya region.
“We aren’t in a hurry, they should give us time to read and understand, currently am translating the report so that my mother and others within the Mount Kenya region who can’t understand English can read the Kikuyu version,” he noted.
Several leaders allied to deputy president William Ruto’s camp have pushed for the amendment of the report noting that it lacks inclusivity.
While speaking to local television (Inooro tv) Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua also said that the report didn’t capture the views of Kenyans but only those of selected individuals.
“We were locked from presenting our views to the BBI select committee and thus we won’t support it blindly,’ he said.
BBI joint Secretary Paul Mwangi refuted Mr. Gachagua’s claim that the report claimed to empower a section of leaders noting that everyone including tanga tanga leaders was given a chance to present their views and they were included in the report.
“I will disagree with Mr Gachagua,BBI is for everyone and it will unite Kenyans and leads the Country into prosprity,”He said.
Nominated senator Isaac Mwaura on Monday during television debate echoed Paul Mwangi's sentiments noting that the BBI will empower the society to prosperity as it's inclusive.
“The BBI report circulating online is different from what was launched at Bomas of Kenya by president Uhuru and former prime minister Raila Odinga, the report is very good but actual recommendations are missing,” Mwaura said.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged leaders not to divide the community while campaigning for the report.
Also while addressing the media on Friday, the National Council of Elders declared support for the report noting that it will unite the Country.
The Council was led by Patron Kungu Muigai who is Uhuru’s cousin.
“We fully support President Uhuru Kenyatta and former prime minister Raila Odinga for uniting the country and we are fully behind the BBI,” he said.
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