Let Kenyans have a voice on report, says cleric

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 00:00 |
Mombasa Catholic Archbishop Martin Kivuva.

Mombasa Catholic Archbishop Martin Kivuva has called on Kenyans to support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, saying Kenyans should be given the opportunity to decide during its implementation.

 He said Kenyans should be accorded the chance to read and give their opinions on the BBI report, saying it contains some important recommendations that mean well for the country.

The cleric urged politicians to allow Kenyans time to digest the content of the report and stop politicising it.

Speaking when he attended a cultural event organised by Kiembeni Catholic Parish, Kivuva (above)said BBI is a people’s document and the ongoing conversations should be based on Wanjiku’s needs. 

Spread development

“Kenyans should be allowed to read and decide how this report should be implemented. For example, it contains recommendations on how to strengthen devolution which will spread development across the country,” he said, adding that allocating more resources to counties will strengthen devolution.

Kivuva said the BBI report seeks to cure the winner-takes-all culture after a presidential election by expanding the Executive and creating the post of the official opposition.

The BBI report, launched on November 27, was birthed from the historic handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga on March 9, 2018.

 It champions for an inclusive Kenya, but since its launch, politicians and members of the public have been divided over its implementation.

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