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BBI will not solve problems - Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto

POLITICS
By Irissheel Shanzu | April 28th 2021
Kapenguria Member of Parliament Samuel Moroto during the Homecoming ceremony of Tiaty MP William Kamket on April 7, 2018, at Michuki Grounds at Chemolingot town, Baringo County. [Photo:Kipsang Joseph, Standard]

Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto has said the Building Bridges Initiative is not a priority since the current Constitution is yet to be fully implemented.

Speaking in his constituency, the MP said the 2010 Constitution brought many progressive legislations such as the Equalisation Fund, which uplifted marginalised areas.

His criticism comes as a proposal in the BBI to create additional constituencies has caused a storm in the political arena.

Mr Moroto said the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission should be left to do its work in delimitation of boundaries. He said it was wrong for some MPs to 'lie' to the country that BBI is a solution to Kenya’s problems and that it will help alleviate poverty. Moroto said the initiative would be a burden to the taxpayer due to an expanded Executive and other additional positions.

He said the proposal in the BBI to take 35 per cent of funds to counties would not be practical. “The national government has failed to disburse the current 15 per cent. It has failed to buy enough Covid-19 vaccines... Where will the 35 per cent come from?"

 

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