Allies of Deputy President William Ruto have protested a move by a section of MPs to pass the undisputed proposals in the BBI through parliament.
Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki and Nandi senator joined the ODM party in condemning plans by a section of MPs and Senators to pass some clauses in the BBI bill through parliament.
Kindiki argued that resuscitating sections of the bill through parliament is unlawful since it will lack the aspect of public participation.
“Just like the recently failed “executive Initiative” that was found to be alien to our law, the court will, without doubt, declare the current attempt to tamper with entrenched provisions without a constituent assembly established by the people illegally, unconstitutional, null and void,” said Kithure Kindiki.
Warning of the same, Nandi Senator Samson Cheragei said that making the changes through parliament would only mean that the executive has held them captive.
“If there are any BBI or constitutional reforms, let them be brought to the people to decide not Parliament,” said Cherargei.
The stand by Ruto allies comes after another from the ODM party chairman John Mbadi, warning members against participating in the plan by an Inter-parties Parliamentary Group (IPPG).
Mbadi said that the ODM party’s official position was to wait for a decision from the courts to proceed with the remaining process of the BBI implementation.
Interestingly, the IPPG team that wants to resuscitate the bill through parliament is made up of both Raila Odinga, Uhuru and DP Ruto allies.
This list comprises of;
1. James Orengo (Joint Chair)
2. Moses Kuria (Co- Chair)
3. Aden Duale
4. Cecily Mbarire
5. Shadrack Mose
6. Soipan Tuya
7. John Sakwa Bunyasi
8. Abdulswamad Sheriff Nassir
9. Otiende Amolo
10. Mithika Linturi
11. Johnson Sakaja
12. Aaron Cheruiyot
13. Mutula Kilonzo Jnr