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We are tired and hungry, Moses Kuria gives 10 conditions for accepting BBI

MP Kuria gives ten conditions to support BBI

In Summary

•Kuria said he would support the BBI report if it assures Kenyans that the person who will wield the executive power will be directly elected by the People.

Katundu South MP Moses Kuria
Katundu South MP Moses Kuria
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Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has given 10 conditions to support the  Building Bridges Initiative report.

Kuria said he would support the BBI report if it assures Kenyans that the person who will wield the executive power will be directly elected by the People.

He took to Facebook, saying, "We will strongly support the BBI report if it assures us of one man, one vote, one shilling and we will strongly support the BBI report if it reduces the burden of representation and the burden of big government."

Kuria said that a referendum should only held alongside the General Election and before that, any changes should be made by Parliament and provide that all contestants for elective seats shall sign an accord to accept election results unconditionally and only resort to judicial processes provided for in the Constitution.

Kuria said he will 'strongly' support the BBI report if it defines inclusiveness as the general effort to bring peace, love, unity, cohesion and national values among all people.

“We shall strongly support the BBI report if it is not used as a political tool for 2022 or future elections, to extend term limits through the front or back door or to create conditions to stop emerging leaders from pursuing their legitimate political ambitions," he said.

Other conditions which the MP gave to support the report include; if it comes with a clear and straight forward definition for ethics, values, and ethos and shall not define people as being corrupt only when they belong to certain political formations and persuasions.

He said, "Some people become as white as cotton when they change to opposite formations or persuasions."

Kuria said the BBI report should declare categorically and unequivocally that corruption has no start date or expiry date and corruption is corruption whether it happens today or at the dawn of Independence.

“We shall strongly support the BBI report if it recognises the fact that it is coming when we are hungry and angry. In this respect the BBI shall ensure our traders' businesses are re-opened," he said.

"The BBI shall restore the price of milk paid to farmers to Sh40, while equally ensuring fair reward for sweat by our coffee, tea, pyrethrum, maize, potatoes, fish and other crops. The BBI report shall put an end to all auctions and CRB listings. The BBI report shall assure us of water, food, health, and good roads."