Hard tackle on Wanga, Wamuchomba over BBI report
Three lawmakers sent critics into a frenzy on Tuesday during an interview on Citizen TV’s Daybreak show.
One of them, Nominated Senator Sylvia Kasanga, had insisted that there is no information yet from the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) team.
“I am asking Kenyans for patience. Let us wait for the BBI report. Nothing has been said about BBI. It’s speculation. Nothing has come out yet,” she said.
A section of the media on Monday said the BBI team could be getting ready to recommend a referendum to change the Constitution.
One of the local dailies quoted Deputy President William Ruto comparing efforts of the BBI team to Ekuru Aukot’s Punguza Mizigo Bill.
According to him, the Bill is facing resistance in different county assemblies and the BBI team should learn from that experience.
However, on Tuesday morning, Homa Bay Woman Rep Gladys Wanga took a swipe at Dr. Ruto saying: “The Deputy President has to be called out for hypocrisy.”
She insisted that the DP’s foot soldiers have been at the forefront of pushing for the Punguzo Mizigo Bill.
“They have supported it in his presence and he has never called them out for doing so,” she added.
When asked to identify who the foot soldiers were, she cited Purity Wangui Ngirici, Gladys Boss Shollei and Oscar Sudi adding that the greatest indication of their support is the passing of the Bill in Uasin Gishu county on September 3.
On her part, Gathoni wa Muchomba (Kiambu Woman Rep) denied claims that their Embrace Kenya team is a campaign vehicle.
“We are not actually campaigning against who and who, we are trying to entrench principles based on what Kenyans want.They (Kenyans) don’t want to hear about 2022, they want to hear want they were promised and how it has been delivered,” she said during the Daybreak show.
Wanga futher denied that they were chased from Garissa over the weekend instead insisting that their rally to unite Kenyans was ‘successful’.
“Kazi kwanza, siasa baadaye. You cannot mix work and politics,” she said even as Kenyans took to social media criticizing the lawmakers’ sentiments on Embrace Kenya and BBI.
#DayBreak The embrace movement outfit is a political outfit , they are never genuine but trying to fight an individual against others, why are they seems to support Uhuru/Raila while isolating DP? William should be respected as well. I don't believe they are for peace.
— Hillary Ngasurah. (@HillaryNgasura) October 1, 2019
— Charles Njeru Kigoro (@CKigoro) October 1, 2019
— ThankGod Njuguna ™ (@ThankGodNjugush) October 1, 2019
— LABAN WAWIRE (@laban_wawire) October 1, 2019
— Miss Candy (@MurugiKariuki9) October 1, 2019
— Jim kitch langat (@JimKitchKE) October 1, 2019
These ladies are lying to Kenyans. No public participation was done by the BBI group.They did an invite-only consultation in Big Hotels. The outcome of BBI is predetermined #DayBreak
— Ronie Kip (@RonieKip) October 1, 2019