Tiaty MP rejects proposal for a referendum to adopt BBI report

Written By: George Kithuka
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Tiaty MP William Kmaket rejects proposal for referendum to adopt BBI report

Tiaty Member of Parliament William Kamket has sustained the campaign to subject the building bridges report to a referendum.

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The outspoken lawmaker is accusing leaders pushing for a parliamentary initiative of a ploy to water down the recommendations made by the task force that drafted it.

The politics surrounding the BBI implementation continue with Tiaty MP William Kamket telling off leaders championing a parliamentary initiative.

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A week after the report was unveiled, the political class is now divided down the middle over whether to adopt the report through a popular initiative or parliamentary way.

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According to Kamket, those pushing to have the document debated in parliament bear own selfish interests terming it a ploy to trash the report.

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In the meantime, the outspoken Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT) Secretary-General Wilson Sossion has voiced his support to the BBI report as currently drafted saying it addresses the problem of delocalization of teachers.

Sossion says over the years delocalization of teachers has been gradual and not mass transfers as effected by the employer TSC in an as haphazard manner that has dealt most teachers families a major blow.

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In Busia, area governor Sospeter Ojaamong has cautioned medics working at the counties against supporting proposals to be employed and deregulated by the Health service commission as and when it comes to forcing.

The governor says such a move will only serve to put their careers in jeopardy.

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