A Nakuru politician now wants debate surrounding the Building Bridges Initiative put on halt so that leaders can focus on the fight against COVID-19.
Addressing the media in Nakuru Town on Saturday morning Samuel Kimani Murage said the ongoing debate is uncalled for during this time when the COVID-19 has continued to parayl;ize the economy and livelihoods.
Murage who has declared interest for the Bahati Parliamentary seat in 2022, says leaders should now focus on the pandemic and how to save the people from the pandemic.
He says the elected leaders should first focus on the health of the people as well as the economy which has really been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have seen the numbers are going up and therefore for me I will not advocate for the debate on BBI to continue.I think we should shelve the BBI and focus on saving the electorates for you cannot be voted in 2022 by dead persons” said Murage.
Kenya has so far recorded 1, 349 fatalities with the number of infections standing at 75, 193 as at November 20.
Murage’s sentiments come just days after the suspension of official signature drive by the handshake principals through their joint secretaries Dennis Waweru and Junet Mohamed.
This even as Deputy President William Ruto and the Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga left the country on separate foreign trips.
The DP is on a four-day private business-cum-family trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) while Odinga is in DRC for an infrastructure conference on the inter-link projects.