The Eldoret Catholic Diocese Bishop, Dominic Kimengich has asked political leaders to allow the gazetted taskforce to steer the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) agenda.
Bishop Kimengich warned that as it is currently, BBI has been politicised and might not achieve the earlier intended purpose of bringing cohesion among Kenyans
Addressing the media on Thursday at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Eldoret, Bishop Kimengich who took over the reins of the Diocese this year after the demise of Bishop Cornelius Korir on October 30, 2017 said politicians need to take a back seat in the push for BBI and allow sober minds of professionals already identified to handle it.
He cautioned that should the initiative take a political direction, challenges that have been witnessed after every general election in the past might reoccur.
He however, affirmed the church’s support for the BBI which he said is a good initiative only that politicians have taken advantage of it to push for their political selfish gain, making it look bad.
There is nothing wrong with BBI, but it is wrong for the initiative meant to address Kenyans problems to be politicised, the agenda is being politicised bringing the same problems it was meant to solve and if we go to 2022 general elections the way we are, it will be the same old story,” warned the prelate.
By Kiptanui Cherono