BBI report requires not a referendum, say Inua Mama brigades


Inua mama brigade arrived at Orahey grounds, Wajir County on Friday as part of their weekly visit to Counties.

The women leaders have openly declared their support to the recently released BBI report but said it must not be subjected to referendum. The leaders reiterated that amendment can be done through parliament and no need to waste taxpayers money.

Speaking at Orahey grounds in Wajir County, Kandara MP Alice Wahome said they were initially opposing BBI because some leaders had secret plans to create positions for themselves. Wahome added that Kenyans need a constitution that will address their interests.

“we were opposing BBI because there were leaders who wanted to sneak into the top leadership through the backdoor but now we have no issues with the BBI report” said Wahome.

Uasin Gishu Women representative, Gladys Sholei echoed the same saying that the recommendation in BBI report need not a referendum. She said that only Six(6) articles need a referendum contrary to what the report captured.

“the recommendation in the BBI report do not require a referendum, we all know that only six articles require a referendum; territory of Kenya, term of President, bill of rights, independent offices and the independence of the judiciary. Therefore you cannot tell us that the report requires a referendum” sholei added.

On her part, Vocal Isiolo women rep, Rehema Jaldesa tells off those who are pushing the idea of referendum to stop since it is a wastage of time and money. She also added that BBI report is something that parliament can amend through the legal procedures.

“we fully support BBI and thank the President for bold steps he has taken and we urge him to continue with the same spirit because Kenya is bigger than all of us, let channel the 20B that we could have wasted on referendum to other meaningful development and we do the ammendment through parliament” Jaldesa suggested.

Garissa Women Rep Anab Gure disregarded her Muranga counterpart Sabina Chege’s call to do away with women political group that is the Inua Mama and Embrace since the Building Bridges Initiative report is out arguing that the Inua Mama agenda is to empower women and vulnerable individuals within our society.

“We are women legislators who came together to change the lives of the needy people in our country and Inua Mama was not formed for political reasons, so they should disband their “Embrace” which was designed to divide this country” Anab disregarded.

Other leaders who attended the rally include Tana River Women Representative Rehema Hassan, the host Mp Nasri Sahal, Nakuru Senator Susan kihika, nominated Senator Falhadha Iman, Nyandarua Women Rep Faith Gitau among other leaders.

The BBI report was officially unveiled to the public by President Kenyatta at the Bomas of Kenya on Wednesday.

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