Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Mumbi Waiguru has lashed out at some of the Mt. Kenya leaders who have come out to openly expressed their intentions to reject the BBI report once it is out.
According to Waiguru, there was no need for the leaders from the region to come out and profile themselves long before the report is released by the team.
Speaking on Tuesday, when she led a function to hand over equipment to Mwerua Coffee cooperative farmers in Kirinyaga, Waiguru communicated that the leaders were acting on their own selfish interests rather than the interests of the region.
“This politics of attacking the BBI long before it is even released should be done away with. Some of us are just fighting for their own personal gains. Let us leave it less we found ourselves on the receiving end,” stated Waiguru.
Her sentiments followed recent remarks made by a section of leaders from the region who gave out various demands to be addressed by the BBI less they reject the report.
The leaders demanded equal representation both in parliament and counties, distribution of national resources as well as a presidential system of governance.
Gavana wa Kirinyaga, Anne Mumbi amewasuta baadhi ya wabunge wa Mlima Kenya ambao wametoa masharti kuhusu uungaji mkono wao kwa ripoti ya BBI akisema viongozi hao ni wanafiki.#NTVAlasiri @JKaltun pic.twitter.com/3Jktgm7hZk
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) October 29, 2019
Recently, Waiguru, who has already shown immense support for the former Prime Minister Raila Odinga said the Mt. Kenya region was fully in support of the BBI as evidenced in Nyeri county’s rejection of Ekuru Aukot’s Punguza Mizigo Initiative.
“As I’ve said before, Mt Kenya is fully in support of BBI as evidenced today in Nyeri where the bill presented by Ekuru Aukot has been rejected by the whole assembly. Nyeri County has set the precedence, other counties are most likely to follow. These are signs of the times ahead,” posted Waiguu in August this year.
According to Waiguru, the BBI was going to settle all the political injustices and bring to an end post-election acts of violence experienced in Kenya after every general election.
She also termed BBI as a solution to the political inequality that has seen most of the regions in Kenya feel neglected in terms of regional representation and equality in government and distribution of national resources.
Waiguru’s sentiments come at a time a section of governors from the Mt. Kenya region have called on the BBI committee to publish the report in order to reduce unwarranted speculations currently doing round in the country about the report.
According to the governors, there was no need for the leaders to engage in speculations even when the contents of the report were still unknown.
“We shall examine the report in detail, discuss it objectively, and support it if it serves the interests of our region and beyond. We appeal to our leaders to publish the report as soon as possible to reduce these speculations,” remarked Nyandarua County Governor Thuita Kimemia.
The report is expected to be handed over to President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM party leader Raila Odinga at any time from now.