Interior Principal Secretary Eng. Dr Karanja Kibicho has urged the vote-rich Mt Kenya community to read and understand fully the contents of the BBI documents to avoid being misled by self-seekers.
Kibicho also urged the community to single out any section of the document they were not comfortable with to enable the drivers of the initiative to make the necessary corrections and amendments instead of rejecting it out of sheer ignorance.
He said political opportunists had already started moving around the country causing confusion and misrepresentation on the BBI amongst Kenyans.
“To ensure this confusion does not mislead Kenyans, the government printer has printed 20 million copies of a popular version of the document for them to read and understand fully to avoid opportunists taking advantage of their ignorance over the Initiative and make the right decision,” he said.
Kibicho said experts will also be available to take residents through the document and also, accord them an opportunity to ask questions and point out sections they could be uncomfortable with.
Speaking to the media at Gathuthini primary school grounds in Kirinyaga West Sub-County on Saturday, the PS said the document has been well crafted to ensure the community will forever be safeguarded from any administration that will take over from President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Am deeply concerned that some of our people are not seeing the beauty of the BBI whose contents on being passed will shield the Mt Kenya community from being sidelined or oppressed by any subsequent political dispensation,” the official said.
Kibicho further urged Kenyans to accord due respect to President Uhuru Kenyatta whom they overwhelmingly elected for a second and last term.
“I am Uhuru’s appointee and both of us will part at Kenyatta road after the August 2022 general elections where he will head to his Ichaweri rural home while I will proceed to my home at Kagio town and lead private lives thereafter but for now the institution of the presidency must be respected,” he said.
The Foundation also promised to have a modern hostel put up by this August and which will be run by the local Anglican Church as an income-generating project.
He said the Foundation which comprises local professionals who are all alumni of the local primary school will continue to provide guidance and material support to the area children in order to make them great and provide leadership continuity in the community.
The Foundation since moving in 2017 has provided total transformation into a complex of the local church, area day secondary and primary schools.
by Irungu Mwangi