– Deputy President William Ruto who is vouching for a win-win formula in BBI met seven governors and over 140 MPs on Wednesday, December 2, and unleashed new demands
– Akombe argued there were many challenges facing the country including the novel coronavirus, poor economy and looming strike by healthcare workers which needed to be addressed
– The ex-IEBC commissioner said the only consensus that should be put on the table is on how to fully implement the 2010 Constitution instead of amending it
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Former Independent, Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioner Roselyn Akombe has dismissed Deputy President William Ruto’s calls for consensus to harmonise the 2020 Constitutional Bill ahead of a referendum.
The eloquent smooth talker said the only consensus that should be put on the table is on how to fully implement the 2010 Constitution instead of amending it.
“The only consensus is to tekeleza Katiba (implementing the Constitution). Your government owes us a #COVID19 response plan; an economic plan to relieve mama mboga and the youth; a re-opening schools safely plan; and a response to the grievances of healthcare workers. Oh, also adhere to regulations on gatherings,” she tweeted in response to Ruto.
Ruto who is vouching for a win-win formula in BBI met seven governors and over 140 Members of Parliament on Wednesday, December 2, and unleashed new demands which were met by stiff resistance by BBI proponents led by members of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).
“It is our submission that we hold the proposed referendum in 2022 together with the General Election. This will save costs and re-direct the limited resources at our disposal to mitigating the effects the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The BBI consensus we seek and this country needs is in the form of content, process and timing; this means we must agree on the what, how and when so as to align the process with its founding objectives and bring it closer to people‘s aspirations,” the second in command said.
Akombe had earlier claimed President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ruto were secretly working together and were “were hoodwinking Kenyans through “fake” fights so as to divert attention from their failed presidency.
“The “dynamic duo” are banking on vita vya panzi, furaha ya kukunguru (a fight among locusts is a feast for the crow). BBI report and hustler nation are narratives created from the same deep state factory. All to maintain the core economic interests of the billionaires and securocrats who run the country (plutocracy). Wako pamoja (they are together),” she said.
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