Nakuru MCA Peter Mbae accuses assembly leadership of being used by Tuju as rubber stamps

 

Outspoken Nakuru MCA Peter Mbae photo
Nakuru MCA Peter Mbae.

Outspoken Nakuru MCA Peter Mbae criticises Nakuru County Assembly after suggesting that public hearings for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) be done at the assembly chambers.



The Kabazi Ward MCA, in Subukia Sub-County, recommended that the BBI public participation meetings conducted at the grassroots and not at the county assembly.

 


"I differ with the ongoing process where BBI public participation meetings to be conducted at the assembly chambers. The meetings should be held at the grassroots and not county assembly," said the rebellious MCA.



On Tuesday, when the BBI Amendment Bill was tabled at the assembly, some of the MCAs, including Gilgil Ward MCA Jane Ngugi, pushed for the public participation to be held at the ward level.



However, Speaker Joel Maina Kairu and Kaptembwo Ward MCA Peter Kajwang protested, saying the timeline does not favour for public participation in 55 wards.



"Inviting the whole county of 945,000 registered voters to a hall of about 200 people during Covid-19 times is useless and could be seen as a way of locking out the majority of Nakuru citizens."



"I have asked the assembly to review the decision and choose a day where all the 11 sub-counties can hold public participation meetings," he explained.

 


"Nobody has established a ‘No’ movement against BBI so far, but we must not use shortcuts. Ordinary citizens in the villages must be included in this process now, not later. Copies must be sent to the ground now, not later. Questions must be answered now, not later," he insisted.

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