President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday 19 heaped praise on Nairobi County Members of County Assembly (MCAs) after they passed the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill.
Speaking in Kayole, the first in command praised the Nairobi MCAs noting by them overwhelmingly passing the constitutional amendment bill, signaled a huge win.
He added that it is the leaders’ responsibility to work for every Kenyan and this would only be achieved by doing what is right.
“Our responsibility is to work for Kenyans and do what is right. That is why we want BBI passed and I must thank Nairobi MCAs for the good work in passing the bill yesterday,” he told Kayole residents.
The head of state pointed out that the MCAs move spoke what Kenyans need which is more money to the grassroots.
He added that without the handshake, Kenyans would still be fighting one another promising to walk the journey together to the end.
President Uhuru Kenyatta also took time to remind political leaders seeking higher positions in the government to remain humble and desist from name-calling each other.
He explained that leadership comes from God and humans just execute what God has planned.
The President added that one could be thinking of bigger plans but God has other plans for them.
He urged them to stop fighting over leadership positions as no one knows what tomorrow holds for them.
On Thursday 18, Nairobi County Assembly unanimously endorsed the Constitution Amendment, 2020 Bill with a total of 114 MCAs voting to approve the bill with 109 of them voting physically in the chambers while five voted online.
County Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura noted that the assembly adhered to all laws before approving the bill.
The majority of the MCAs said that the BBI bill will be progressive and good for Nairobi in terms of key developments.
Justice and legal affairs committee chairperson Joseph Komu who was the mover of the motion said the committee had no doubts after gathering views given by members of the public during the public participation forum held on Wednesday.
Majority Leader Abdi Hassan Guyo said that after every five years Nairobi residents are always treated to violence because of power battles and the BBI was going to provide a long-term solution to the divisive politics that have threatened the stability of the county for years.