Nakuru youths weigh in on debate surrounding BBI report

A section of Nakuru Youths have weighed in on the ongoing debate on the Building Bridges Initiative Report that is yet to be released.

Addressing media in Nakuru on Friday under the umbrella ‘Nakuru Youths and Governance’, the youths led by Daniel Kimani have vowed to only support the report if it addresses the interest of the youths.

They argued that for many years youths in the country have been used by politicians to gain mileage but then they remain aback on matters development.

“We are also waiting for the BBI report and if it does not have the interests of youths we shall make a decision to reject it” said Kimani.

Similar sentiments echoed by John Gachui from Njoro Sub County.According to Gachuhi, the BBI Report should be focus on inclusivity of youths in matters governance.

“As Youths in Njoro we will speak with one voice that we shall support BBI if it has the agenda of transforming youths” he said.

The Taskforce on Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) last week confirmed that the final report is ready to be presented to the two leaders who commissioned it.

Joint Secretaries of the Taskforce Martin Kimani and Paul Mwangi said they have already communicated with State House and agreed to have the report presented to President Uhuru.

Kimani and Mwangi said the report is a product of views from all the 47 counties as well as petitions from various people and organizations on changes they need.

The report was commissioned when the two leaders shook hands at the steps of Harambee House in Nairobi in March last year, ending political animosity that had been blamed for slowing down development in the country.

Already a section of MPs from Central region have vowed to oppose the report arguing that it is focusing on parliamentary Presidency which is against the will of Wanjiku.

This even as Third Way Alliance leader Ekuru Aukot said the party will soon reintroduce the Punguza Mizigo Initiative in a campaign dubbed “Punguza Mizigo Kenya” (PMK), after suffering humiliating defeat.

Thirdway’s second attempt comes after the referendum Bill flopped having failed to secure an endorsement in at least 24 counties as required in law for it to be presented to both Houses of Parliament.

Aukot said despite the Bill being approved by only two out of 47 counties, there is still need for proposals made through the initiative to be effected as majority of Kenyans still support it.

Building Bridges Initiaitve taskforce vice chair Adams Oloo(left) and secretary Paul Mwangi (right) addressing media when they visited Nakuru 8 months ago to collect views. [Source/Pristone Mambili]