WAS NOT PEGGED ON BBI

We don't need referendum for funds increment, Duale tells Raila

Garissa township legislature has asked ODM leader to stop misleading Kenyans and hoodwinking them

In Summary

•Raila has been telling Central Kenya residents that the BBI referendum drive was to achieve equal distribution of resources and additional constituencies.

•Duale said the mandate of increasing constituencies and doing boundary review squarely lies with the IEBC.

Mubarak Ali who was recently recruited as the assistant county commissioner and Garissa township MP Aden Duale in Dalol Mido trading center, Sankuri Balambala subcounty.
Mubarak Ali who was recently recruited as the assistant county commissioner and Garissa township MP Aden Duale in Dalol Mido trading center, Sankuri Balambala subcounty.
Image: STEPHEN ASTARIKO

Former National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale has asked ODM leader Raila Odinga to stop lying to Kenyans that BBI reggae was among other things meant to increase resource allocation to counties.

Raila who has been crisscrossing Central Kenya to win their support has been telling residents that the BBI referendum drive was to achieve equal distribution of resources and additional constituencies.

With a group of leaders from the region pushing for the one-man-one-vote one-shilling mantra in the distribution of resources, Odinga claimed BBI had addressed the Mt Kenya concerns.

Speaking recently in Nyeri, the ODM leader said despite the BBI process being stopped by the courts it would make a grand comeback.

He said he has always meant good for the region, the reason why he has always advocated for more resources for the country at large.

However, Duale said the issue of additional resource allocation to counties is not pegged on the passage of the BBI.

He spoke in Dalol Mido trading centre, Sanakuri Balambala subcounty when he joined the community in celebrating Mubarak Ali the new assistant county commissioner.

Duale urged Odinga to stop misleading and hoodwinking Kenyans.

Former National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale addressing residents in Sankuri,Balambala subcounty during the celebration of Mubarak Ali.
Former National Assembly Majority leader Aden Duale addressing residents in Sankuri,Balambala subcounty during the celebration of Mubarak Ali.
Image: STEPHEN ASTARIKO

“Raila should stop lying to Kenyans, we don’t need a referendum to have county allocation funds increased. This can simply be done through parliament,” he said.

“He should stop his cheap politics of trying to portray himself as the Messiah. If he is serious with having the allocation increased to 50 per cent, he should marshal and whip his troops to bring a Bill to parliament.”

Duale said the mandate of increasing constituencies and doing boundary review squarely lies with the IEBC saying that the proponents were engaging in exercise infertility.

“Let us not engage in empty, petty and idle talk discussing impossible things. Telling Kenyans that BBI is on half-time, is taking them for a ride. BBI is dead,” he said.

 

Edited by Kiilu Damaris