ANC Party Leader Musalia Mudavadi has urged Kenyans to make informed decisions on the ballot when the referendum vote takes place after the critical stages in the constitutional amendment bill process come to an end very soon.
Mudavadi who was speaking at Sibanga in Chereng’any Constituency, Trans Nzoia County during the burial of Mzee John Etemesi, a former Provincial Commissioner during the late retired President Daniel Arap Moi’s regime, says the BBI debate and its ultimate process has been with Kenyans for long and it is time the amendment bill is brought to the Kenyans for them to decide.
“I am one of those who has been advocating for this process initiated under the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) to come and go, so that Kenyans can focus on other important matters of national interest and development. Now the time has come. At the end of this year, we need to begin a new conversation, since all the stages are almost complete. Members of the National Assembly did their part by taking the vote. The task will now be on us Kenyans to make a decision on this matter.” Said Mudavadi.
He urged Kenyans to ensure that while they engage in the debate on its final stages, the unity of this country remains at the fore-front as part of what the BBI process in its totality was meant to achieve among other issues related to democracy, governance, administration and strengthening of institutions.
Mudavadi says ultimately every Kenyan from the leaders in various capacities to the ordinary Kenyan, the first goal should be to ensure that Kenya prospers as one nation in all spheres of life.
“We need to ensure that this process is smooth, peaceful and credible. At the end of the day our focus should be on ensuring that we progress well as a country by having an all -inclusive nation.” Said Mr. Mudavadi.
Mudavadi who announced his quest for Presidency come 2022, pointed out the need for the Kenyan voter to be more careful, examine and keenly interrogate the leaders whom they will vote into office.
He said most of current times politicians have been a let-down and disgrace not only to the electorate who put them into office, but also to the whole society, with some having questionable integrity issues.
“The Pedigree of the leaders that are leaving us today, we are worried we don’t know if we will ever get a generation that will uphold that. Nowadays we see leaders who have been elected by the people forgetting that they are servants of the people but instead turn out to be masters of impunity, corruption and absolute pathetic leadership.” He said.
Mudavadi now wants Kenyans to be more introspective and think where exactly they would want to see Kenya after 2022 general elections.
“We need to ask ourselves, which kind of leadership are we looking for as a people. What moral characters do we want to see instilled in our current and future generations. These are the hard and honest questions we need to grapple with as 2022 is approaching very fast.” Added Mudavadi.