Interior PS Karanja Kibicho has reportedly told any government official against the BBI to ”pick up a foolscap and write their resignation” from government, since the BBI was a government agenda, fully backed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
According to a senior government official who spoke to Kenyan Report on condition of anonymity, the tough PS has adopted his perusasive ways of ensuring all government employees throw their weight behind the BBI.
”He wrote in a government Whatsapp group that the BBI was a government project and they should prepare to support and campaign for it. For those who are against it, he gave them the option to pick a foolscap and write their resignation letters,” the source confided to this writer, adding that DP William Ruto is the same WhatsApp group.
Speaking to thousands of Kisumu residents at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Sports Complex on Thursday, the President said recommendations in the BBI report released on Wednesday are the panacea for most of the historical challenges bedeviling the Kenyan nation.
“It must be taken together, it is a package that is addressing what ails the Republic of Kenya in the hope of making our country better, in the hope of making our country stronger, in the hope of ensuring our people are able to live a prosperous life without fear,” the President said.
The President acknowledged that there are proposals within the BBI report that require administrative and legislative actions but cautioned against quick fixes saying such attempts had failed in the past.
“I have heard some people say that some of the proposals in BBI only require administrative and legislative process, yes we are aware of that but what is required is a full package that will ensure complete healing of the country,” he said.
The Head of State appealed to leaders to unite and deliver justice to Kenyans through BBI, saying the process is not a political contest.
“We don’t want to leave anyone out, we want all Kenyans to be inside the house, all Kenyans to be contented. And if you have something which you feel has been left out, tell us so that we can include it,” he said.
The President also spoke about his coming together with opposition leader Raila Odinga saying the ‘handshake’ had brought about tranquility in the country.
He challenged other leaders to emulate their example by cultivating a culture of dialogue and coming together to find solutions to challenges facing wananchi.
“I call on all Kenyan leaders, please let us join hands and do justice for all citizens. We want all Kenyans to work and live together peacefully, we don’t need to insult each other,” the President appealed.