Laikipia County commences residents engagement program on BBI

Written By: Hunja Macharia/Paul Mwaniki

Laikipia County has initiated an engagement program with County residents on the BBI proposals to give them an opportunity to give their inputs.

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The exercise started in Nanyuki town where different groups of people came together to scrutinize the document and ask questions on the proposals they don’t understand.

The County Government expects to conduct the exercise in the 15 Wards, where each two sitting will be held in each ward.

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Speaking during the launch of the program, Governor Ndiritu Muriithi said that Kenyans are free to deliberate on the report and this is the best time to do so.

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Muriithi urged Kenyans from across the Country to peruse the document and forward their proposals saying the constitution is not perfect and will keep on changing from time to time to make it better.

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He said the constitution does not belong to leaders or an individual saying BBI provides a platform for Kenyans to debate in a sober manner and agree on what they want.

This even as people living with disabilities from the County expressed concern on the report saying their needs are not adequately captured in the document.

Their coordinator Valentine Kiraita said the report is not friendly to the visually impaired since there isn’t a copy in brail thus locking them out of the process.

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Kiraita said that they will require special forums where all people with disabilities will be taken through the report to satisfaction.

Nimo Ali a representative of the deaf said there is no need to create additional seats in the executive at a time when the Country is struggling with a huge wage bill.


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