Kisauni Member of Parliament Ali Mbogo has cautioned locals against drumming support for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report without clearly understand its content.
Mbogo says the report needs a lot of scrutiny before locals make firm choice about it.
Addressing his constituent’s, Mbogo said some of the pertinent issues at the Coast are completely omitted from the report.
“Whether deliberately or mistakenly, the Coast chronic land issue is not included in the report,” disclosed the Legislature.
He urged Coast residents to ensure they fully participate in the debate and raise their concerns before the document is imposed on them.
“Let’s not just follow those supporting it, why are they supporting it while our basic concerns are not included in the report?” posed the MP.
He also disclosed that issues to do with youth representation in the report are excluded.
He said it is too early for Coastal people to either support or disapprove the document but analyse it first.
He said he will together with locals analyse and internalize the report before giving out their concerns about it.
The BBI report has resulted into major political division in the country.
Supporters of the Deputy President William Ruto have disapproved the document while politicians allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM Leader Raila Doing fully supporting the initiative.
The BBI report touches on national safety and security, devolution, inclusivity, corruption among other various aspects that according to the President and ODM Leader Raila Odinga are meant to cement national unity and thwart political and tribal divisions in the county