CALL FOR COUNTRYWIDE VACCINATION

Nandi MPs demand answers on money spent on BBI

MPs Cornelly Serem (Aldai), Julius Meli (Tinderet) and Wilson Kogo (Chesumei) said Kenyans deserved better

In Summary

• The MPs want funds now be chanelled for a countrywide rollout of Covid-19 vaccination and expansion of schools.

• Serem wants an explanation from the Office of the President why Sh13.5 billion was spent to promote BBI without clearance from Parliament.

UDA-allied MPs now want resources earmarked for the promotion of BBI and subsequent referendum be used for vaccination and expansion of schools.

MPs Cornelly Serem (Aldai), Julius Meli (Tinderet) and Wilson Kogo (Chesumei) said Kenyans deserved better.

They commended the Court of Appeal for dismissing an appeal against a High Court judgment that declared the BBI process unconstitutional, null and void.

Meli said the government should roll out countrywide Covid-19 vaccination targeting at least 75 per cent of the population to enable the opening of the economy.

“I’m also of the view that secondary schools need urgent expansion to reduce congestion in classrooms and dormitories. I’m surprised that the government is interested in 2022 issues and not the plight of citizens,” Meli said.

Serem wants an explanation from the Office of the President why Sh13.5 billion was spent to promote BBI without clearance from Parliament as stipulated in the Constitution.

“I will personally demand an explanation why the money was used from the Consolidated Fund without a nod from Parliament, yet it hadn’t been budgeted for,” Serem said.

Speaking in Kapsabet town, Kogo said the spirit for the establishment of BBI right from the start was in bad faith as it involved only two leading politicians.

“It was never all-inclusive, but a section of personalities who had put their own interest ahead of any other person even leading and respected leaders in the country,” Kogo said.

He accused some political players of waging a war between President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto.

“We saw what happened in Zambia, the so-called system and deep state were left shocked after the electorate did the unthinkable, voting out a sitting president,” Kogo said.