No need for more BBI changes,says Gideon

Baringo County Senator Gideon (2nd r) accompanied by Kajiado Governor Joseph Lenku( 2nd l), former Senator Peter Mositet ( l) and MP Memusi Kanchori. Photo Abdi Hussein

By Abdi Hussein

There is no need for amendments to the current form of the Building Bridges Initiative report (BBI) Baringo County Senator Gideon Moi has said.

The Senator backed by three other senators, said the call for changes are being advanced by detractors and called for a speedy ratification of the document saying future generations will have a chance to make the  changes that they will deem fit.

“There is no perfect constitutional document in the world, let us implement what we have. It is the best document that we have now,” said Moi.

The senator who is also Kanu Party leader said he supports President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM Party leader Raila Odinga plan to unite the country and said that was the best legacy that they could leave for their leadership.

He reiterated that he was ready to join hands with likeminded leaders to push for the BBI saying it was an important milestone at this point in time.

The Kanu leader said there were provisions that had been omitted in the first draft especially on pastoralism but said the stakeholders had already submitted their views.

“We are looking forward that the improvement we suggested will find their way into the final document. We are actually ready for the roll out of the signature,” said Moi

The Baringo Senator was speaking in Kajiado town where he was the Chief Guest in the opening of a fully equipped blood transfusion Unit at the Kajiado Referral Hospital. He was accompanied by Nairobi County Senator Johnson Sakaja, and nominated senators Abshiro Halake and Judith Pareno.

The Kanu leader’s sentiments were backed by Kajiado political leaders led by Governor Joseph Ole Lenku and Kajiado Central MP Memusi Kanchori who called for patience in the unity efforts being advanced by the President and ODM leader.

“We gave our take during the collection of public views. We called for enhanced devolution, youth matters and we can see most were incorporated. We can’t have a document that addresses all our personal, regional or social interests. We shall keep on changing where we can. For now, we need to speed up the roll out of the implementation programme,” said Governor Lenku.

The Governor said it was not possible to have all community interests catered for in a document of the BBI nature and said any changes that would be deemed fit would be made in future.

“We do not have the luxury of time that can occasion unnecessary delay  in this process. For Kajiado we are set to move forward with BBI,” said Lenku who  is also the Chairman of the BBI in the Maa region.

Memusi urged Kenyans to be wary of politicians who were obsessed with changing the BBI saying they have been opposing constitution making in the country.

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