Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has made a U-turn on the BBI Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
Kivutha Kibwana has been associating with Linda Katiba, an initiative that is opposing the move to amend the Constitution through the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
On Monday, however, Governor Kibwana with his Machakos counterpart Alfred Mutua met with over 60 MCAs from Ukambani region, a meeting that resolved to pass the BBI Bill.
Governor Mutua said that after conducting a public participation forum, all the three county assemblies from the region (Machakos, Makueni and Kitui) had resolved to pass the BBI Bill.
“The decision to pass BBI is not coerced or influenced by any individual but based on feedback from interaction and public participation with wananchi,” says Mutua. “Wananchi feel that the clause on the 35% county revenue allocation and the Ward Development Fund will bring in the much-needed money to the grassroots.”
On his part, Governor Kibwana who previously assured Kenyans that the Constitution is good and does not need amendments said that he has listened to the voice of the people- support BBI.
“Earlier today I joined my colleague @DrAlfredMutua and MCAs from both Makueni and Machakos to deliberate on the raging constitutional amendment conversation.
“We agreed that MCAs should respect the will of the people who endorsed the BBI amendment proposal from the recent PP fora,” says Governor Kibwana.
Governor Kibwana’s change of tune com,es just days after meeting ODM leader Raiula Odinga.