The Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen on Saturday, November 30, opined that the Build Bridges Initiative (BBI) report be merged with the ruling Jubilee party manifesto sensationally claiming that the report has very few differences from his party’s manifesto.
Speaking at Makongeni Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church in Nairobi, the outspoken lawmaker stated that the most crucial thing the government needs to act on is to do away with the issues that were already cropping up from the BBI implementation.
Murkomen further stated that other recommendations would be tailored to align with the manifesto of the Jubilee party in order to save the country from spending more money and wasting time on a referendum.
Murkomen’s statement on why he wants BBI report merged with Jubilee party manifesto reads, “It is time the government looked at the Jubilee manifesto and see what we are already implementing and what can be twisted by the Cabinet to ensure it fits with the manifesto,” adding “I would like to thank the president for appointing the committee so as to ensure that the issues of the common mwananchi are dealt with.”
Murkomen further stated, “It states that we must grow our economy by funding the youth to start businesses and give them tax holidays of up to seven years.”
The Elgeyo Marakwet lawmaker also claimed that the document addressed about agriculture sector and how to improve it to the benefit of farmers more, urging the congregants to ensure they have a look at the document and read the content carefully before making any decision regarding the report.