Former Amani National Congress Pary Secretary-General Barrack Muluka, Meru Senator Mithika Linturi, and Embakasi North Member of Parliament Hon James Gakuya have weighed into the Building Bridges Initiative after fresh details have emerged about the report.
In a report via the Star, it has been established that the Legislators sittings in the joint parliamentary committee on the BBI bill have come into an agreement to have the BBI continue after the resumption of both houses in May with the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee informing that after the consultation with the Constitutional expert, they have realized that there is no need to have changes effected on the current report, not even a comma.
Weighing into the matter to have the BBI continue without changes being affected former ANC official Barrack Muluka has said that the bill is being used by a few individuals to benefit themselves and not to solve the problems Kenya has faced in the past such as violence.
"People are governing themselves by the desire to pave a way for themselves to power, telling us that this (BBI) is going to correct the violence we've had before which I don't think it can do," Dr. Barack Muluka has said.
Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has said that for him he still doesn't consider BBI as a priority stating that "BBI is not a popular initiative as sold out to be. The common mwananchi does not know the content in BBI."
Embakasi North MP James Gakuya has seemed to support the BBI stating that it is in the interest of Kenyans, however, informing that he disagrees with some leaders who are on the view that the referendum must remain within the timeline of 'June must give us the BBI results.'
"BBI is being brought for the interest of Kenyans, but it is not a do or die that it must remain within the timeline of 'June must give us the BBI results.' We have the Covid and pandemic protocols, if the house will be closed and we have no room to discuss the BBI bill what will happen? As the matter stands now, it seems deliberately the situation will lock out the deadline for BBI," James Gakuya has said.
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