The vocal Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has revealed that President Uhuru Kenyatta spent taxpayers’ money handsomely on the BBI report launch which took place on Wednesday 27 November at Bomas of Kenya.
Speaking at fundraising in Kirinyaga County on Friday, November 29, the outspoken lawmaker alleged that Ksh500 million was used to organize the BBI report launch gathering.
According to Daily Nations report over 4,700 delegates who attended the launch after being mobilized by county commissioners pocketed Ksh 5,000 as an awarded for attending the event.
Kuria stated that “We spent Ksh500 million on BBI launch. Now they want to use Ksh20 billion to bring the project to the people for a referendum. I want to warn all leaders if we are not careful, we will not realize that Kenyans are tired. We chose a BBI committee that went around compiling views,’” adding I myself obeyed the call and presented my views in Kiambu. The Ksh20 billion should be used to pay coffee, tea, and milk farmers.”
Kuria further urged other leaders to let down a referendum system and give room for the BBI report to be passed through Parliament.
“We have accepted it and let them bring it to Parliament so that we pass it in 15 minutes,” Kuria added.