Kenya Politics News

Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri supports move to amend the constitution

The Service Party (TSP) leader Mwangi Kiunjuri has taken a roundabout and thrown his weight behind the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

Mr Kiunjuri – a long time critic of BBI – said the proposals anchored in the document have factored in the interests of Kenyans.

The former Agriculture CS said that the amended BBI report championed by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga has addressed the majority of concerns of the citizens.

He said the party had outlined an irreducible minimum during the launch of the report at Bomas in Nairobi.

Kiunjuri said the proposals included guaranteed minimum returns for farmers, equitable distribution of the national resources (one man one shilling one vote) and non-politicisation of the country’s electoral body – Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

He said the party has embarked on scrutinizing views from the citizens before making a pronouncement on the position of the party next week.

But Kiunjuri accused some leaders of politicising BBI and drawing a wedge amongst Kenyans.

His sentiments were echoed by Laikipia County Deputy Governor John Mwaniki and Laikipia County Speaker Patrick Waigwa who said that the document should first be brought to Wanjiku before leaders decide to ride on it for publicity purposes.


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