Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino has taken a swipe on Deputy President William Ruto and former Nairobi County governor Mike Sonko for their continued opposition on the BBI bill after the Nairobi County assembly sailed it through.
Joining a team of other BBI proponents, Babu heaped praises on the Nairobi County assembly members on their exemplary work for seeing to it that the bill passed
He thanked the County assembly speaker Benson Mutura for his lead role, and also hailed the county for the freedom witnessed currently free from governor Sonko theatrics.
“We thank Speaker Benson Mutura and other county leaders for the sacrifice and work they are doing for the county. You have given us what we deserve.
“You have delivered us from the shackles of oppression, harassment, and vipindiree (dramas). Today, I want to tell those opposing BBI that they can be thieves and continue stealing. You can steal money and property but you can’t steal the people’s ideologies. Continue campaigning in Sugoi,” Babu said in a thinly veiled attack on Ruto and his allies.
Owino expressed confidence in the bill adding that he had been a victim of a number of injustices addressed by the document, most notable being the unlawful arrests, and electoral injustices.
His Makadara and Kibra Counterparts George Aladwa and Imran Okoth also expressed their happiness on the move, advising the assembly to now focus on the referendum ahead.
Senator Sakaja however warned the County leaders from opposing the bill, with Maina Kamanda praising it as a platform for President Kenyatta and Raila to unite the Country.
The bill was unanimously passed by all the 114 County Assembly members making Nairobi the eleventh assembly to have passed it.
Other assemblies who have passed it include Homa Bay, Kisii, Vihiga, West Pokot, Kisumu, Siaya, Laikipia, Kajiado, Busia, and Trans Nzoia. Laikipia was the first county in Mt Kenya to approve the bill.