Legislators allied to Deputy President William Ruto on Friday, December 6, called a press conference after a night meeting in Naivasha and made a bold declaration.
After consultation with experts and deep review of the BBI report, the leaders majorly from the Rift Valley region announced that they had resolved to support the document.
In the statement read by Kajiado South MP Katoo ole Metito, the leaders announced that they had reviewed the document before they made the conclusion.
"After due consultation, we, therefore, resolved as follows; we fully support the BBI report because it captures the concerns of our people especially on the matter of agriculture and livestock, inclusivity and unity in diversity, security, socio-economic development opportunities for the youth," Ole Metito stated.
The leaders further noted that they were ready and willing to fully participate in the implementation of the report by through whatever means President Uhuru Kenyatta directed them to.
"We are willing and ready to fully participate in the implementation of the report by any means including forming an implementation committee which is a recommendation of the BBI report," ole Metito added.
In addition, the Naivasha meeting approved that the leaders support any constitutional amendment whether through the National assembly or a referendum as Kenyans had shared with the BBI committee.
Gilgil MP Martha Wangari read the rest of the resolutions from the meeting, and first on her statement was a request to the government to draft amendments through the office of the AG and forward them to Parliament for discussion.
The leaders further claimed that they had no issue with the lot that claimed Parliament could not be trusted to debate the BBI report as long as they proposed an alternative constitutional mechanism to enact the legislation.
"We assume full responsibility to make it a success," Wangari concluded.
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