President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga should stop imposing the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report to Kenyans and instead implement the TJRC report.
United Green Movement political party says all the issues being deliberated in the BBI report are fully incorporated in the Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) report.
UGM National General Secretary Khamisa Maalim Zajjah said TJRC touched on serious aspects among them lands, tribalism, inclusivity, leadership, gender equality among very many aspects that would enhance national unity.
Speaking at Majengo in Mombasa on Sunday Ms Zajjah noted the constitution also contains important aspects that if fully implemented will enhance inclusivity in the country.
“From what we see in the political arena, BBI is only meant to retain and create more political posts for a specific leadership cycle, it has nothing to do with national unity,” disclosed Zajjah.
She said the heated debate witnessed among politicians across the country has created serious divisions among Kenyans.
[Women under the Embrace movement that is in support of the BBI. From far left; Sabina Chege, Kirinyaga County Governor Anne Waiguru and Likoni MP Mishi Mboko. Photo/Ahmed Omar].
“To our surprise, BBI was meant to unite the country by taming tribalism, corruption, fight for inclusivity and ensure equitable distribution of resources, however it has divided the country deeper,” reiterated Zajjah.
The rights defender and community activist says BBI has completely failed in uniting Kenyans.
She urged President Uhuru to revisit old reports ranging from the National Cohesion and integration Commission NCIC, the Ndung’u report on land, Waki report among other reports that despite being critical for the nation’s growth, they were never implemented.
While launching the BBI consultative forum in Nyanza last week, ODM Leader Raila Odinga and Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i vowed to mobilize support for the BBI.
“Through BBI we will thwart tribal incrimination and unite the nation,” said Odinga.