As BBI signatures collection takes effect countrywide after the official launch of the exercise by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM party leader Raila Odinga, Tharaka Nithi governor Muthomi Njuki has continued to drum support for the document in the county.
Speaking at Chuka DC’s grounds when he had hosted Mt.Kenya East governors in launch of the signature collection in Embu,Meru and Tharaka Nithi counties, Njuki compared the BBI document with a buffet which is stocked with every kind of meals but one get served what interests themselves.
“I can compare the BBI document to feasting buffet which is always stocked with every kind of dish according to different needs of the attendants. Same case with BBI, every category of Kenyans have their interests fixed in the document to ensure everyone benefits fully from it and therefore inclusivity is guaranteed,’’ Njuki said.
Further, Njuki faulted leaders who have been misleading Kenyans that the document is met to steer political leaders’ interests as polls approach for self-gain at the expense of the common man.He said it is not yet time to engage in politics but when it is the right time he will be proving he is worthy it.
“Right now our focus is getting the required number of 76,000 signatures appended by our Tharaka Nithi voters to give us the green light to get into the referendum. When the right time to do politics approaches, I will get back to electorates to ask for votes,’’ he said.
It is an event that was graced by Meru county governor Kiraitu Murungi,his Embu counterpart Martin Wambora,Agriculture CS peter Munya,Tharaka Nithi deputy governor Francis Nyamu Kagwima among other political and administrative leaders from the Mt.Kenya East voting bloc.
Speaking during the event, Kiraitu slammed certain leaders who have been crying foul of some interests being excluded from the BBI document saying that the national cake is not a wedding cake where everyone has to taste but the rest of the interests will be looked at as time goes.
He further noted that passing the document will be a walk in the park from missing serious competitors and saying when he has read the document, then his county has read it.
“Looking at this this referendum where we will be voting for the BBI, I can tell that this time round it will be very easy to pass it since we have no serious faction that is opposing the document. When I have personally read the document and ascertained it is good, then even Meru people have read it,’’ Kiraitu assumed.
The three governors together with other chain of leaders supporting the document vowed to work together to ensure BBI passes regardless of the current opposition it is facing from the common man down in the society.