Baringo Members of County Assembly (MCAs) allied to the Deputy President WillIiam Ruto have called on the government not to disrupt the election calendar after Building Bridges Initiative process was nullified.
Speaking in Kabarnet town during the celebrations of Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) ruling by the Court Appealing that was dispersed with tear gas by the police, Mochongoi Member of County Assembly, Kipruto Kimosop, warned the government not to postponed election dates.
“After the death and burial of BBI in the Court of Appeal, our focus now is on the supporters of the bill. We warn them not to push the general elections to suit their selfish interest.” Said Kimosop.
Kimosop noted that Baringo County Assembly was the first to reject the bill because they had the interest of the local wananchi at heart.
“Now when we speak, we should be listened to because we were the first to reject BBI.” Noted Kimosop while celebrating at Kabarnet town on Saturday.
He added that party nominations should be done in April and general elections in 22 August 2022 as scheduled.
“We know BBI proponents are planning to push elections and we won’t let them they should respect the constitution.” Insisted the vocal MCA.
His sentiments were echoed by Bartabwa MCA Reuben Chepsongol, Silas Tochim (Tenges), Jennifer Kabon (Kapropita), Jacob Cheboiwo (Kisanana) and Woman Representative aspirant Susan Chesyna.
“We thank God and the Court of Appeal for nullifying BBI because it was not intended to serve the interest of common citizens.” Said Chepsongol.
Tenges MCA who is also eyeing Baringo County Senatorial seat urged KANU chairman Gideon Moi to declare his presidential bid early so as he can face-off with DP Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga and others.
The Members of County Assembly urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to keep off politics and focus on uniting Kenyans as we approach 2022 polls.
Chepsongol noted that security officers should not be used to cause chaos.
Adapted from The Star Newspaper.