Mudavadi, Kalonzo root for dialogue on BBI proposals

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report continued to receive varied reactions with ANC Party leader Musalia Mudavadi calling for a deeper reflection on the process of consensus-seeking.

Mudavadi is challenging leaders to embrace an all-inclusive approach that will unite Kenyans through a win-win noncontested referendum.

The ANC leader who has remained firm with his stand on BBI says Kenyans should not be misled with the referendum quest as a benchmark for the 2022 political formations for the General election.

Mudavadi who is pushing for changes to the document before it is subjected to a vote hailed the President for agreeing to give room for amendments.

He says the outcome of the referendum ultimately will not be the real picture of what will happen during the general election giving the scenarios that played out in the 2005 and 2010 referendums saying they were not the same formations that went to the 2007 and 2013 general elections.

Speaking after attending a church service at the Christ is the Answer Ministries (CITAM) Valley road church in Nairobi, he cautioned the leaders who might want to take the advantage of the BBI debate to score political differences urging Kenyans to remain focused on the contents and the spirit at which the BBI process is anchored on.

His Wiper party counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka asked religious leaders to seize the opportunity and give guidance on the law review process.

Speaking at Kitengela Redeem Gospel, Kalonzo said BBI has gained tentacles beyond President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga to all Kenyans of goodwill.

Kalonzo rooted for dialogue to resolve contentious issues while urging the church to play a key role in the discussions.

In Nyeri, MPs supporting the document challenging the Deputy President William Ruto to tone down his presidential ambition and allow the president to complete his term.

Speaking during the sensitization meeting endorsed the document saying the populous central region will benefit from more resources.

Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu hosted the meeting at Ruringu stadium that was graced by Kieni MP Kanini Kega and Kiambu county woman representative Gathoni Wamuchomba.

Similar sentiments were made by the national administration and security committee Chairperson Paul Koinange during an inspection of Karuri police line in Kiambaa.

Koinange called on Kenyans to avoid being misled by rogue politicians on the contents of the report

In Kakamega County, Navakholo MP Emmanuel Wangwe rallied a similar call for support of the BBI report.

Other leaders who stated their positions on the raging debate over the weekend include Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Ruto speaking on Saturday called for consensus saying the process should be done in an honest manner without leaving other groups behind.

Raila dismissed those claiming that BBI was a ploy to create political positions. He said those with divergent views will be accommodated saying the process is people-centred.



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