Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka has asked MCAs from the 3 Lower Eastern Counties of Makueni, Kitui, and Machakos to expeditiously pass the BBI bill after the ongoing public participation.
Kalonzo who was meeting the MCAs Thursday also promised to ensure Kitui county gets extra constituencies, an issue that has been a bone of contention because the vast county missed in the list of those getting extra constituencies.
“After public participation slated for early next week, they will pass this. Let’s not be late. Even in Baringo, they have gone to court and will be debating the bill again. No one wants to be left out. The American constitution has been amended many times. This is our first amendment.” Kalonzo said.
“This is why Kitui am sure with our friends looking at equity and fairness should not escape without an extra constituency. It doesn’t make sense.” He assured.
Kalonzo added that in his recent tour of western Kenya he had noted that the “wheelbarrow movement” had no support asking that Lower Eastern MCAs not allow being divided by the narrative.
“I saw Ruto asking us to show our leader when he saw us with Wetangula, Mudavadi, and Gideon Moi. Our candidature is making people afraid. We will not just sit here and watch the country go into the hands of thieves who are wolves in sheep clothing. ” The wiper party leader added.
Ngilu at the meeting also lobbied MCAs to back BBI taking a swipe at Deputy President William Ruto and accusing him of theft of public resources.
“If this country is led by one William Ruto. It is finished! He understands nothing about development. If he came here he will be checking through his window to see how far this land goes. Do you know who it is? Who is registrar Machakos land office?.” Ngilu said.
A section of MCAs allied to Machakos Governor Dr. Alfred Mutua vowed to shoot down the BBI bill if Mutua was left out of the process going forward.