Nyanza clerics hit out at anti-BBI colleagues at calls made during prayer breakfast

President Uhuru Kenyatta when he met members of Nomiya from Nyanza in 2017

BY J. CHEBUKATI

NOMIYA church Bishop David Abaki has taken issue with religious leaders who criticized the BBI. A section of religious leaders at the Prayer Breakfast yesterday told President Uhuru to his face that BBI was not a priority and was only guzzling the limited resources that would otherwise have been spent on more urgent issues.

Speaking to The Weekly Vision, Abaki said far from it the country stood to “gain immensely” from recommendations in BBI to enforce the equitable distribution of national resources and resolution of historical injustices that would see the return of grabbed land to original owners.

Bishop Abaki said BBI was setting the stage to “improving” the 2010 constitution that would end the “winner take all” circle of political violence after every 5 years

Abaki recalled the wise words of Indira Gandhi of India “there is enough for everyone’s need but not enough for everyone’s greed) saying that all societies go from one historical moment to another” in the quest to better lives and tackle emerging contemporary challenges.

He said BBI was setting the stage to “improving” the 2010 constitution that would end the “winner take all” circle of political violence after every 5 years. Kenya needed to move away from “exclusivity” to “inclusivity” which is the bedrock of the 2010 constitution.

He said with all due respect, “I wish to disagree with religious leaders who said BBI is not a priority yet “what has been happening since the return of multi-party elections in 1992 is that we have witnessed constant land clashes, evictions and killings that are politically motivated due to the false assumption that a “particular tribe” is in power. He said it is parties and their leaders who govern not tribes and BBI is out to correct this notion urging Kenyans to back the planned national referendum.

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