April 23, 2021

Tana River to have a common stand on BBI Report, say Leaders

Former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana. Image (Courtesy)

By The COAST Newspaper Team

Tana River leaders have initiated a campaign to bring together all leaders around the county to deliberate on the BBI Report before taking a common stand.

The leaders want to look into the economic effects of the BBI to their people before advising them on the way forward.

Led by the county women Rep Rehema Hassan and former Garsen MP Danson Mungatana the duo have also called on their people to wait for their word before jumping into any camp.

“We want to study the document thoroughly before advising our people which way to go. So I would urge them to be patient for a while” Mungatana said at a fundraiser in Ngao over the weekend in aid of a school Library.

His sentiments were echoed by the county MP Rehema Hassan who warned the locals from being misused by power hungry leaders out to benefit themselves.

“Gone are the days when Tana River people would be taken for granted, this time round we shall have a common stand on the BBI Report” Rehema stressed.

They said they would convene a meeting of all leaders in Tanariver County and assemble experts who will take them through the BBI Report before issuing a joint statement on the same.

They called on those rallying for parliamentary and those for Referendum to hold their horses and give wananchi ample time to read and comprehend the report so that they can make informed decisions. 

Already MPs allied to TANGA TANGA are agitating for a parliamentary process while their counterparts KIELEWEKE are calling for a Referendum.

Meanwhile, the speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi could face a vote of no confidence if Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria makes good of his threat to table a motion against him.

Kuria accused the speaker for taking an early stand on the BBI Report and dismissing those pushing for a parliamentary process.

The BBI Report has so far generated a heated debate amongst the two camps hardly a week since it was released.

The Report is as a result of the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

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