Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga has taken a swipe at supporters of the BBI document from President Uhuru and Raila Odinga’s camp.
With the recent happenings proving that the bill has several flaws, Omanga told off the two camps for failing to realize it since its inception, despite repeated warnings.
According to her, DP Ruto’s Tanga Tanga team had seen and warned of trouble in the Raila and Uhuru-led constitutional amendment plan but the other camps could hear non of it.
“On BBI, what Tangatanga saw while seated Kieleweke and ODM mandarins could not see even when on top of KICC. Discard the document and focus on issues of national importance. Bin it immediately,” Wrote Omanga on her Twitter page.
These sentiments come at a time when the BBI bill has been marred by controversies, causing major political divisions within Uhuru and Raila’s camps.
It has emerged that the division has mainly been witnessed in Raila Odinga’s ODM camp with members torn in between correcting the document and letting it proceed to the next stages with the errors.
While Raila’s legal adviser Paul Mwangi is against reopening the document for editing, Siaya Senator James Orengo and Rarieda Member of Parliament Otiende Amolo want the document opened and mistakes corrected.
The bill faced a major setback last week after the Joint justice and Legal Committee (JLAC) of parliament established that only 15 counties debated the accurate document with the remaining 32 counties getting the wrong one.
The committee came to this conclusion after hiring a team of legal consultants to advise them on the legality of the document.
“We have taken note and that it (errors) affects 32 county assemblies and that is captured in our report,” the team reported.
The bill that was presented to the Senate was also said to be erroneous even though the IEBC certified it.
Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata has vowed not to vote on the report, citing that the errors cannot be amended and this would leave the country in a legal dilemma.
“If we endorse the bill, we shall have endorsed an erroneous bill. My concern is the inconsistency in the various bills we are looking at. Which one is genuine? The bill being considered by the Senate is different from the one in the National Assembly,” he said.