Murkomen on BBI: ‘We will take charge of public rallies where necessary’


Murkomen on BBI: 'We will take charge of public rallies where necessary'

Kipchumba Murkomen, the Majority Leader of the Senate, has accused the BBI team of having a clandestine committee with an underground draft report and bill.

According to him, a section of the political leadership has already kicked off public rallies aimed at politicizing the BBI process.

“To our utter disappointment, at recent public rallies in Kisii and Kakamega leaders resorted to the very callous tactics rejected by the BBI report, backsliding into the reviled old order that Kenyans are running away from,” he said on Tuesday.

Murkomen averred that instead of focusing on issues affecting the people, the two rallies focused more on discussing and demonizing one individual which contradicts the letter and spirit of the BBI process.

He was adamant that the current BBI team caused immense confusion and anxiety in the public.

“It creates the unfortunate impression that there is a sinister and clandestine plan to deny other regions of the country proper representation in the process and stifle their right of participation,” he said.

Speaking during a Press conference alongside Susan Kihika (Nakuru Senator); Moses Kuria (Gatundu South MP); Alice Wahome (Kandara MP) and other lawmakers; Murkomen announced that they would organize rallies across the country starting with Mombasa this weekend.

He noted that he and his counterparts support the BBI report as was launched and will mobilize their constituents to present their views.

“To this end we demand that the entire BBI process be driven in an open and transparent manner by the gazetted committee,” he said.

He further reiterated DP William Ruto’s sentiments that public funds should not be used to organize BBI rallies unless appropriated by parliament or county assemblies.

“Our participation & organization of BBI rallies shall be through personal contributions,” he concluded.

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