Mutahi Ngunyi Tells Off Mt Kenya Leaders Over Opposing BBI Report

Central MPs led by Meru Senator Mithika Linturi (right) addressing the media at Parliament buildings, Nairobi.

Political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi has slammed a section of Mt Kenya MPs over opposing the Building Bridges Initiative(BBI) report.

Taking to his Twitter account on Friday,  Ngunyi scorned the decision by the leaders to debate the BBI report when it is not yet public.

The analyst claimed that the MPs were trading ignorance by commenting on its recommendations.

“If #BBIKenya Report is NOT out YET, what are WE DISCUSSING? Central Kenya MPs are JUST Exchanging IGNORANCE,” tweeted the analyst.

The remarks by Ngunyi comes at the backdrop of a threat issued by a group of central leaders indicating that they were poised to shoot down the BBI report if certain conditions were not addressed.

On Wednesday, about 40 Senators and MPs, issued their irreducible minimum conditions that if met they will support the report.

The group, led by nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura and his Meru colleague Mithika Linturi, expressed concerns over underrepresentation of their people saying the number of legislators from their region is not commensurate to the population of their people.

Political Analyst Mutahi Ngunyi.

The leaders said they will convene a meeting a soon as the BBI report is out so that they can ‘read it, understand its proposal and take a stand on their way forward’.

The remarks by the leaders come after their political kingpin President Uhuru Kenyatta gave a nod to the report.

Addressing a gathering during the launch of the new SGR to Suswa, Uhuru said he will bring the report to Kenyans for their endorsements.

The BBI task force was formed after Nasa leader Raila Odinga buried the hatchet with his political nemesis, Uhuru.

The two said they are looking forward to bringing political reforms that will ensure peace and stability is achieved before, during and after General elections.

The BBI report is expected to be handed to President Uhuru after he gets back to the country from Russia.


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