Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi has expressed his fears over the direction of the BBI report, saying that he is still undecided owing to the fact that he us yet to see its contents.
The governor now says that he will not rally behind his community to blindly support the document without first reading its contents.
He also informed that he will first ensure that the people of Meru scrutinize the report first.
“As of now, I am not supporting and I am not against BBI because I don’t know what is in it. If I see that it has benefits for the people of Meru, I will tell the people that it is good and we vote for it. If it is only meant to benefit others, we will reject it,” Mr Murungi said.
Mr. Murungi spoke during the during the burial of Francis Marete Mbogori, father of Weru TV CEO John Marete at Addressing mourners at Kiraria Primary School in Meru.
Murungi also told the mourners that he will not voice support for the report before analysing it.
Regarding his preferred 2022 presidential candidate, the governor said that the region will first interrogate presidential candidates to determine what they will offer Meru region.
“It is about our own interests. We are tired of preparing food, chewing it and only for others to swallow,” said Mr Murungi.
On his part, Meru Senator Mithika Linturi said BBI was the wrong vehicle to bring reforms to the country since it only seeks to create more posts at the national level, instead of thinking about job creation.
Linturi told off Ruto critics saying the “hustler debate was not about the rich and the poor,” but about uplifting the ordinary people.
Politicians who spoke in the burial including nominated MP Halima Mucheke asked the youth to steer away from political chaos.