Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru has exuded her unrelenting support for the Buiding Bridges Initiative (BBI).
On Wednesday, June 30, the Governor said that she remains a strong proponent of the BBI because of the positive changes contained in the bill.
Waiguru said the proposal in the BBI document to have Cabinet Secretaries appointed from among elected leaders was best for the country since politicians understand issues bedeviling the nation from a unique angle.
“Those who serve in Cabinet ought to be elected, because the perception would be entirely different. You understand the country very differently when you have come from an elected post as opposed to just a mere appointment,” she said.
The county boss made the remarks during a luncheon to bid farewell to the outgoing Council of Governors (CoG) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justice Jackeline Mogeni.
She has reiterated that BBI proposals are good for the nation.
Mogeni is among the judges who were chosen by President Uhuru Kenyatta as judges at the Environment and Land Courts.
Waiguru congratulated Justice Mogeni on her new appointment, terming the judge as a “committed public servant who rightfully deserved the honour.”
The county boss, who worked as the Devolution CS during the formative stages of the devolved units, pointed out that moving functions and establishing working structures for the counties was hard and required wise counsel to navigate through.
“There were a lot of expectations and demands, it was very difficult navigating through but we worked together with Justice Mogeni to make sure we have set a framework that we would work with,” she explained.
She expressed confidence that the new judge will use her new role to protect and strengthen devolution.
Justice Mogeni described Waiguru as a strong defender of devolution and her personal friend who stood with her at all times.
“Waiguru gave me a shoulder to lean on in my most difficult times, I owe the council a lot,” Mogeni said.