Tharaka Nithi senator professor Kindiki has showed his dissatisfaction on the new BBI report that has been released today.
Barely hours after the release of the controversial document, Kindiki took to his face book page giving his take over the same. Kindiki says the released document has nothing beneficial but mere use of flowery language and its contents amounts to rewriting the constitution.
The former senate deputy speaker said the report is aiming at rewarding individuals from the tribes that have dominated Kenya since independence. `The report doubles the size of parliament (wage bill) and seeks to reward ethnic chiefs from the five biggest ethnic communities going by Kenya’s voting pattern since independence,’’ Kindiki wrote.
The senator therefore says that the rest 39 ethnicities have not been guaranteed inclusivity in the document. Also the law professor stated that the document have been flawed with the notion that if an ethnic kingpin is at the high table, the entire community prospers.
He therefore put it that the recommendations being given by the BBI report calling for the amendment of the constitution can be achieved by simply fully implementing only one article of the constitution while others can just be addressed by ordinary parliamentary statutes.
He however said he will go through the document over and over again in attempt to fully understand it and afterwards he will give his direction.
The disputed BBI is suggesting for expanded executive comprising of President, Deputy President, Prime minister and 2 deputy prime ministers. The document is also suggesting for slots of 2 elected senators of both gender from each devolved unit while the revenue going to counties should be raised from 15% to 35%.
Also, the BBI says that corruption cases should be heard and determined in a period not exceeding 2 years. The office of the director of public prosecution and that of Attorney general are also proposed to be bestowed with more powers.
After receiving the report, president Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila odinga asked Kenyans to read the document by their own so that they an informed decision.