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BBI- a missed priority- Youth activist

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[Youth activist Junaid Feisal. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

The Building Bridges Initiative-BBI is a purely missed priority, youth activists have said.

Led by Mombasa youth and human rights defender Junaid Feisal, the youth said the government should focus on how to revive the country’s economy and not BBI.

According to Mr. Feisal, the government is yet to fully implement the constitution or give us a stock of what remains pending.

He said the country’s economy is on its knees and if nothing constructive is urgently done then Kenyans will suffer.

Feisal said the government should consider the country’s economy as a priority and nothing else.

He said the constitution remains the supreme document that if fully implemented all Kenyans will benefit from their natural resources.

“Do we need a referendum to give students a four year grace period before they clear their HELB loans?” posed Mr. Feisal.

He said all the BBI provisions can simply be tackled through proper implementation of the constitution.

“They are denying it but they are only creating unnecessary leadership positions that will truly burden us as Kenyans,” noted the youth leader.

Feisal urged Kenyans to soberly deliberate on the document with a clear understanding that BBI is not openly telling Kenyans how their problems will be solved.

His sentiments come few hours to the official launch of the BBI report at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi on Monday.

However, a section of Kenyans including people living with disabilities is strongly opposing the initiative.

They have said the BBI has scraped off various positions that directly enabled them to air their views in the Senator and the National assembly as well.

Recently, the Civil society also opposed BBI urging the government to fully implement the constitution.

The activists said BBI was hatched in a private discussion between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga and it has nothing to do with Kenyans.