The Inua Mama-Jenga Taifa Initiative has voiced its support for the Building Bridge Report (BBI) report saying it addresses issues affecting ordinary Kenyans.
The group of women legislators while speaking in Wajir town said they were content with the report, but it should not be subjected to a referendum process.
While urging Kenyans to read the report, the over 20 legislators drawn from different political parties including Jubilee, Ford Kenya and ODM expressed their support for a Parliamentary process.
Uasin Gishu MP Gladys Shollei said she was previously opposed to the BBI but has since changed her mind after realizing it is focused on improving lives of ordinary Kenyans.
“The recommendations in the BBI do not require a referendum at all, we want it implemented just the way it is,” said Shollei.
Ms Anab Gure MP (Garissa) said President Kenyatta has shown spirit of statesmanship for listening to what Kenyans want and urged Kenyans to read and support the BBI in its totality.
She also urged the Muslim community to honor their pledge of supporting Deputy President William Ruto come 2022 Presidential elections.
Dr Alice Milgo (Nominated Senator) said, “We will pass the BBI report as it is without a referendum. It has all that is meant to uplift the lives of Kenyans.
Ms Joyce Korir MP (Bomet) praised President Uhuru Kenyatta for listening to cries of Kenyans to have a report focused on what affects their livelihood..
She observed that subjecting the report to a referendum will be costly to Kenyans and that MPs were in a better position to pass the recommendations.
Korir said allocating funds for a referendum is not good for an ailing economy and the money should be used for development purposes.
Tana River MP Rehema Hassan said, ”We were previously opposed to the BBI process but have since changed after they removed what was for their selfish needs and put what we wanted.”
Christine Zawadi (Nominated Senator) voiced her opposition to those suggesting there be amendments to the BBI to create a powerful Prime Minister post.
Tharaka Nithi MP Beatrice Nkatha said the BBI was initiated to bring about peace among Kenyans, he urged President Kenyatta to rid of individuals who are hell bent on distabilising his Government.
Ms Wahome said no form of intimidation will stop the Inua Mama movement adding that the will continue their mission to help and uplift lives of Kenyan women, youth and the physically disadvantaged.
She dismissed the Embrace group saying unlike the Inua Mama Development which mission was to help needy Kenyans, they were formed for the BBI campaign.
Ms Wahome noted that their outcry during the BBI process ensured plans to have executive position for certain individuals were scrapped.
The host Nasri Ibrahim (Nominated MP) donated sewing machines, wheel chairs, mattresses, gas cylinders and sport kits.