Ndhiwa MP wants Kenyans provided with copies of BBI report

Take BBI report copies to rural villages for Kenyans to read, task force told

  • James Omoro 12th Jan 2020 12:12:38 GMT +0300
Ndhiwa MP Martin Owino with elders at Kamata Village in his constituency. [James Omoro, Standard]

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) task force has been challenged to provide Kenyans with copies of the report to enable them read and make the required input. Ndhiwa MP Martin Owino wants the taskforce to provide enough copies of the report so that every Kenyan can read it. Speaking during a stakeholder’s meeting at Kamata village in Kologi ward in his constituency, Owino expressed concerns that many Kenyans had not received copies of the report yet they are expected to read and contribute in amending it. “Let the taskforce provide Kenyans with copies of the report so that they read and understand it. It is through the proper understanding that Kenyans will be able make significant contributions regarding amendment of the report,” said Owino.

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The MP said all Kenyans should have a chance to read the report before it is implemented. Owino said the worst affected people as far as access to the report are those living in rural constituencies and centers. "Many people tell here tell me they have only heard about the report from the media, but we want those who are literate read it and understand it because this is a public document," the MP said.

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He spoke when he met different groups from Ndhiwa including university students, elders and women to discuss development projects in the constituency. He used the opportunity to drum up support for the BBI report saying it will enhance equal resource distribution to all Kenyans, fight against corruption and inclusivity.

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The legislator also proposed a nationwide civic education for better understanding of the report.

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