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William Ruto's ally Oscar Sudi says he will mobilise MPs to pass a BBI amendment in parliament


Nov. 28, 2019

- Oscar sudi held that amendment of the Constitution as per BBI proposals do not need committee of experts
- Sudi said having a committee of experts amounted to betrayal of the common mwananchi
- The lawmaker further asked for official report over expenditure of the BBI team
Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi says they will not allow the committee of experts be deployed to fine tune the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.
The vocal lawmaker from Rift Valley said the BBI proposals can be dealt with in Parliament without necessarily engaging a committee of experts.
In a Thursday, November 28, Facebook post, Sudi opined that coming up with a Constitution amendment bill through a committee would amount to betrayal of common mwananchi who gave their views to the BBI task force.
"As of recommendations by the BBI, let the amendment bill be brought to the floor of the house as early as next Tuesday, we will mobilise all our MPs and pass it very early in the morning,
"We cannot entertain further idiocy by telling us that oh we need some committee of experts to fine tune it to a final document then we go for a referendum. That alone amounts to conmanship and betrayal of Wanjiku," said the Kapseret legislator.
Sudi further said that the BBI team should give Kenyans a breakdown of how much they spent in preparing the report given KSh 10 billion had been budgeted for them.
He noted he cannot allow taxpayers to lose more money just to satisfy the egos of a few people who are taking Kenyans in circles.
However, the MP said he agrees with 78% of the BBI report and going forward the main focus should be how to deal with problems of the economy.
Sudi was among members of the Tanga Tanga team that was on the forefront in opposing the BBI prior to its official launch on Wednesday, November 27.
The team has since changed tune and are now fully supporting the report over what they say it had addressed a majority of the issues that they wanted unlike the 'tsunami' threats they had been receiving.
Story by Tim Kipkurui, Tuko correspondent
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