As the debate over the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report continues across the country, details have emerged over the document in Mount Kenya Region.
Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has been in the forefront criticising the BBI report claiming that it does not address the problems of Kenyans.
Reports have emerged that Ngigi Kuria, the brother to Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria who is also a Chief Officer in Kiambu County Government, is leading residents in the area in appending BBI signatures.
Ngigi stated that he strongly believed that the change of the constitution is ripe and it is a concern that has been bothering Kenyans.
“Matters constitution should come from the heart and what you believe in. I believe that the change of the constitution is ripe and it is a concern that has been bothering mwananchi. If Moses Kuria says ‘no’, then it is up to him but on my side, I am supporting it,” Ngigi stated.
Ngigi stated that he will still support his brother Moses Kuria if he vies again for the parliamentary seat in 2022 but will not support him on matters to do with th constitution.
“It is not a matter of the family, it is a matter of your heart and what I believe in. If he vies again for the parliamentary seat, I will still support him but on matters constitution, I am on the opposite side,” he added.
His brother who is also the Gatundu South Member of Parliament has been criticizing the BBI report.
“Unless the BBI Constitution Amendment Bill is revised to remove the creation of a 640 Member parliament including nomination of 180 women MPs – me and my house will vote NO. I urge all my friends and supporters to do the same. This economy is in ICU,” the MP announced in a statement issued on Sunday, November 29.
Kuria had threatened to oppose the BBI report, claiming that it does not address the issues affecting the common Kenyans.
Reports from the team leading in the collection of BBI signatures have revealed that a total of 1.5 Million signatures have so far been collected as at Monday, November 30, 2020.
“We are happy to report that the exercise has taken off well and is running smoothly. Kenyans have welcomed the bill with a lot of enthusiasm, and they are eager to support the envisaged referendum.
“As at the close of the day yesterday, 1.5 million registered voters had appended their signatures in support of the BBI and we have every reason to believe we will surpass two million by the end of today. We, therefore, project that we shall be done with the exercise by the end of the week and move to the next step,” read the statement in part.