A section of Garissa MCAs opposed to the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) constitutional amendment bill claimed that the appellate court ruling against the document had finally vindicated them.
Speaking to the press at the assembly precincts led by Hulugho MCA Adow Omar, the members said that the BBI proponents in the county had set the public against them for their stand.
“We have been treated as outcasts by our own people for expressing the very reasons given by the court against the document thanks to the BBI proponents whose sole aim was to set us against the people. We were made to look like enemies of progress,” Omar said.
Omar said the entire exercise was marred with controversy, intimidation and chest thumping recalling how the assembly, without public participation, hurriedly passed the bill.
“We tried to reason with our colleagues who were supporting the document to give it time so that it goes to public participation but most of them wanted to ‘just pass it’. On the voting day, the entire exercise took less than ten minutes, some of us who wanted to have our views captured never got the chance to do that,” said Omar.
He urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to embark on prioritizing the big 4 agenda and developing the country.
“We appeal to the President to now focus his energy on not only uniting the country but also pushing the development agenda and lifting our ailing economy because that is what our people want to hear,” he said.