Makueni County Governor Kivutha Kibwana has pleaded with Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga to stop pushing for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) referendum until a consensus is arrived at.
The County boss took to his Twitter page to beseech the former Prime Minister stating that the ODM leader should consider the move because his life has been significantly invested in pro-people causes.
Kibwana added that fighting for the people was the reason why he spent a lot of years in prison and that is why many people look up to him.
“Your life has been significantly invested in pro-people causes. For that reason, many of your years were spent in prison. Many people still look up to you!” said Governor Kibwana.
@RailaOdinga Baba we beseech you, let us also drop the BBI project until we can build sufficient peoples' consensus on it. Your life has been significantly invested in pro-people causes. For that reason many of your years were spent in prison. Many people still look up to you!
— Kivutha Kibwana (@governorkibwana) January 21, 2021
Recently after Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru was left out of the BBI secretariat team, she explained that the BBI might flop if President Uhuru Kenyatta does not embrace divergent views on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) by accommodating all leaders regardless of their opinions.
Waiguru added that as much as she wishes them the very best, she will still remind them and their appointers that BBI is a political process and if it is not led by people the community recognizes as political influencers.
She pointed out that without the political influencers, the BBI document will have challenges adding that that is the nature of politics.
The Governor noted that she hopes that the BBI document will pass smoothly.
She asserted that leaders should stop making BBI competitive but a collaborative process by bringing everyone on board, including those with divergent views so that everyone can own the document as opposed to having competing internal and external camps.
A few weeks ago, Murang’a County Senator and Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kanga’ta wrote a letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta warning him of the unpopularity of the document in the Mt. Kenya region.
He explained that the BBI team needs to change the methods it has been using to popularize it as they have been doing more harm than good.
However, the first in command dismissed the letter stressing out that no one should tell him what to do as he knows what he is doing.