Ngunjiri to lobby MPs to reject BBI’s report if not citizen-centered

Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri has vowed to lobby MPs to reject the Building Bridges Initiative Report if it does not factor in the interests of common citizens.

Addressing media in Nakuru on Friday morning, the vocal legislator revealed that the BBI report proposal to have President elected through Parliamentary system is out of order as it leaves out citizens’ role in electoral process.

The Bahati Legislator adding that the move by a section of leaders to create position for themselves through the BBI will not sail through.

According to Ngunjiri, as legislators they will be seeking the services of a lawyer to have proper understanding of every aspect of the BBI report once it comes out.

“We shall be engaging lawyers once the report is out so that we can know whether it is citizen-centered or individual-centered. It must address the issue of equality failure to which we shall reject it” said Ngunjiri.

The MP also slammed the government over what he termed is neglecting the youths in the country when it comes to employment.

According to Ngunjiri, the government has continued to recycle old people through appointments while the youths continue to suffer despite the Jubilee administration having promised to create more jobs for youths during campaigns.

He says majority of those being recycled into various positions are individuals who were rejected by the electorates and that by recycling them back to government is going against the wish of the citizens.

“We have a problem with youths in this country and the government is lying to them on job opportunities and we shall not accept this” said Ngunjiri.

The BBI task force led by joint secretaries Martin Kimani and Paul Mwangi said the BBI’s Advisory Taskforce held its last formal sitting at the taskforce’s secretariat to make a final assessment of the completed report.

The joint secretaries have officially communicated to the Office of the President that the Building Bridges Initiative report is ready for a handing over to the President.

The statement noted that the report they have completed takes into account the views of Kenyans from all walks of life in all 47 counties, testimonies and petitions from professional bodies, constitutional commissions, civil society organizations, religious leaders and associations, business associations and business leaders, and elected leaders including governors, deputy governors, senators, MPs and MCAs.

PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri addressing media in Nakuru on Friday.