Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has offered to help the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga bring back sanity in his party that is presumed to have been disintegrated.
This is after reports emerged that MPs allied to Raila Odinga are divided over the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) document currently being debated in parliament.
According to the outspoken legislator, the ideological differences among the Orange party MPs on whether to support the BBI proposal on the introduction of 70 new constituencies as well whether to open the erroneous document for correction or not is a clear indication that the outfit is divided.
“Dear my friend Raila Odinga. It is now clear we have ODM led by Junet (Mohammed), (John) Mbadi and Opiyo Wandayi and ODM Asili led by (James) Orengo, Otiende Amollo and Okongo Omogeni. If you need help sorting out this mess you have my number,” Kuria said.
Kivumbi.co.ke recently reported the document seeking to amend the Kenyan Constitution 2010 was riddled by mistakes, a move that had caused division in Raila’s legal team.
This was revealed by the Joint Justice and Legal Committee (JLAC) of the National Assembly and Senate which.
The committee said that out of 43 county assemblies that unanimously passed the Bill, only 13 received and debated on the correct document.
This saw Raila’s legal adviser Paul Mwangi differ with Siaya senator James Orengo.
While Mwangi was against reopening the document for editing, Orengo was pushing for the document to be re-opened for typographical errors to be made.
The division escalated to ODM MPs prompting the ODM party chairman John Mbadi to call upon party members to pass the faulty document the way it was.
“I called you here to make clear the position of the ODM on that Bill and to advise all our MPs to align themselves accordingly. It is the party’s position that parliament should pass the BBI Bill as it is, in its entirety,” John Mbadi said. in a statement seen by Kivumbi.co.ke.
Kivumbi.co.ke however understands that it is not the ODM party alone that is divided. The ruling Jubilee party, Ford Kenya among others are also divided over the BBI document.