A section of Jubilee legislators allied to tanga tanga political outfit (those supporting Deputy president William Ruto) have hit out at Building Bridges Initiative saying its mandate was to create government positions for some individuals.
Speaking at Mukurwe AIPCA church in Murang’a on Sunday the MPs alleged that the purpose of BBI was to advocate for a referendum so as to benefit few leaders.
Led by Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro and his Kandara counterpart Alice Wahome, the lawmakers vowed not to support any referendum that will increase burden to Kenyans through creation of more executive positions.
Ndindi accused the BBI of being used by opposition chiefs to come up with positions which they can take over since they feel left out in the government.
“We are aware that the report of BBI was written even before the caucus started collecting views from Kenyans. The initiative was pushed by Raila Odinga so he can get a position since he has been losing in elections,” claimed the youthful legislator.
He said that he will only support referendum which will ensure Kenyans gets more resources and jobs but not few individuals who want to ascend to power.
“I can only support the referendum if it will ensure Kenyans gets better health services, standard education and creates jobs for thousands of jobless young people,” added Nyoro.
Her sentiments were echoed by Wahome who accused BBI of not going to the grassroots to collect Kenyans’ views but instead held forums in big hotels targeting just a few people.
“BBI has done nothing in terms of reaching many Kenyans. They have been moving from one hotel to another collecting views of just handful individuals. Their report will not represent views of majority of Kenyans,” she added.
The MPs spoke at a time when the BBI has concluded process of collecting views from Kenyans and embarks on writing a report with a referendum increasingly becoming inevitable.
Other legislators who represented deputy President William Ruto in the church fundraising event included, National Assembly Deputy Speaker Moses Cheboi, Nakuru Town East MP David Gikaria and his Laikipia West counterpart Patrick Mariru.
The MPs lauded the President and his deputy for bringing peace in the country saying the two leaders came together to ensure there were no more wars in Rift valley.
“The original handshake was between President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto. This other handshake which came later is not of big importance,” stated Gikaria.
By Bernard Munyao