LASTING PEACE

Change through BBI is inevitable, says Maina Kamanda

Kamanda said Uhuru knows what is best for the community and the country

In Summary

• Kamanda says the future of the house of Mumbi is anchored in the BBI.

• Urges Nyandarua MCAs to respect and support the President.

Pallbearers carry the casket of police Inspector David Mukunya in Kagaa village,Ol Kalou on February 8, 2020
Pallbearers carry the casket of police Inspector David Mukunya in Kagaa village,Ol Kalou on February 8, 2020
Image: NDICHU WAINAINA

The change which President Uhuru Kenyatta intends to bring to the country through the Building Bridges Initiative is inevitable, Jubilee nominated MP Maina Kamanda has said.

Kamanda, on Saturday, said all Kenyans, especially the Mt Kenya region must support the BBI because in it “is where our future, as the house of Mumbi, is anchored.”

The legislator spoke at Kagaa village in Ol Kalou during the burial of Inspector David Mukunya.

Mukunya was in charge of Ndunyu Njeru police post in Nyandarua South subcounty.

“His focus is to unite the country for lasting peace, and this must be supported by all Kenyans of goodwill," he said

He said politics is dynamic hence Kenyans, particularly the Central region, must move with seasons instead of stagnating in politics of the old.

Kamanda reminded Central Kenya that at the onset of multiparty, there was the Democratic Party, which they vowed never to abandon.

“But we eventually unclenched our fists and embraced change. The same way we must embrace the BBI," he said

He reiterated that President Kenyatta knows best what is good for the community and the country at large. "Instead of disrespecting and abusing him, leaders should support his Big Four development agenda and the BBI".

Nyandarua officers fire 21-gun salute during the burial of inspector David Mukunya at Kagaa village,Ol Kalou, on February 8. 2020
Nyandarua officers fire 21-gun salute during the burial of inspector David Mukunya at Kagaa village,Ol Kalou, on February 8. 2020
Image: NDICHU WAINAINA

The former Starehe MP reiterated his earlier advice to Nyandarua MCAs urging them to support and respect the President, and not allow themselves to wallow in ‘petty issues being propagated by some national leaders'.

“Don’t listen at those political loafers. Uhuru knows who is a good leader as well as who is capable of cannibalising the community," he said

He said that what the Central region stands to gain from BBi will be revealed with time, adding that BBI copies will soon be availed to all Kenyans to read for themselves.

Nyandarua county police boss Gideon Ngumi eulogised Mukunya as an experienced and dedicated team player respected by senior and junior colleagues in the police service.