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KANU hints at holding campaigns to popularize BBI

KANU is planning to launch aggressive grassroots campaigns to popularize the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) because the constitutional amendment guarantees total inclusion for all ethnic communities in Kenya.

KANU Chair Gideon Moi said it was important for Kenyans to support BBI noting it would enhance inclusivity in political and governance spheres. He explained that once implemented, all communities would have equal opportunity of leading Kenya in future.

The Baringo senator was speaking in Voi on Friday where he presided over a fundraising event for Voi Women Sacco group.

“This document has brought total inclusivity for communities in Kenya which is an important factor for national development and cohesion,” he said.

He cited the adoption of BBI by over 40 County Assemblies as a pointer that the proposed changes meant well for the country.

The planned BBI campaigns would further shed light on the provisions of BBI to ensure it was overwhelmingly voted for during the referendum.

The senator was accompanied by Governor Granton Samboja, Baringo Women Representative Gladwell Cheruioyot, MPs Jones Mlowa for Voi, Mohamed Abdikhaim for Fafi, Mohamed Gorane for Lagdera and Deputy governor Majala Mlaghui. Former Taita-Taveta Woman Representative Joyce Lay was also present.

Moi challenged Kenyans and elected leaders to respect President Uhuru Kenyatta noting it cost nothing to do so. He said the President should be supported and respected during his remaining term to secure his legacy.

While the senator kept away from politics, KANU MPs had no such inhibitions and termed Moi’s candidature as the future of Kenya.

Fafi legislator Abdikhaim said former president Daniel Arap Moi had held the country together because of his supreme leadership skills. He predicted that Kenya was ready for leadership traits Gideon Moi would bring.

He added that the country needed stabilizing and said Gideon Moi was the most qualified to take over from Uhuru Kenyatta,

“He is the sober leader that we need to steer this country into the right direction,” said the MP.

Baringo Women Rep Gladwell Cheruioyot said the leadership blood that fueled late president Moi was alive in the son. She added that the senator had the presidential bearing including not getting engaged in petty fights and bad-mouthing of rivals.

“He does not engage in politics of insults or malice. This is how a president behaves,” she said.

Lagdera MP Mohammed Gorane dismissed those leaders driving the ‘hustler’ narrative saying their ideas would take the country backwards. He noted that leaders should deal with ideas that promote development.

“We don’t need wheelbarrows that can barely carry a camel for me to take to the market,” he said amidst laughter from the crowd.

During the fundraising, over Sh5.6 million was raised. Governor Samboja and his wife Stella Samboja gave a personal donation of one million while Gideon Moi donated two million shillings.

  by Wagema Mwangi

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