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Narok legislator urges Kenyans to unite despite BBI setback

Narok North Member of Parliament Moitalel Ole Kenta has urged Kenyans to avoid divisive politics especially now that the recent court ruling against the BBI bill polarized the country.

Kenta who spoke from his Narok office said the ruling made by a five bench judges should not cause tension among the residents because it was meant for the good of the Nation.

Narok North Member of Parliament Moitalel Ole Kenta outside his office in Narok town Monday. Photo by Ann Salaton

“No one should cause mayhem in the country by writing abusive messages on social media platforms or inciting people against others because of their political affiliation. The ruling should unite us, as we chat the way forward,” said Kenta.

The second term MP, who was elected on an ODM ticket, observed with or without the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) implementation, Kenya would remain a united nation.

“We should respect the judiciary as an independent institution though we do not entirely agree on its ruling. I urge Kenyans to refrain from anything that may plunge this country into crisis,” he reiterated.

The MP who led BBI campaigns in the county reminded those in celebratory mood that the case would be appealed in court of appeal, hence the need to preach peace messages.

“We are a country that is guided by the rule of law and has a right to appeal the decision of the High Court,” added Kenta.

At the same time, the leader disagreed with the court for faulting president Uhuru Kenyatta because of initiating the BBI process saying it was against the law to undermine the president who has been given the constitutional right to be the symbol of unity in the country.

“If the court has the good will of the country, it should respect the office of the president which is the symbol of unity in the country. The office of the president should not be implicated in a shameful manner as we saw in the five bench judges’ ruling,” said Ole Kenta.

Kenta reiterated that over 40 county assemblies and all the houses of parliament passed the constitution amendment bill by over two thirds, meaning the initiative was popular in the country.

By Ann Salaton

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