Malava Member of Parliament Moses Malulu Injendi has decamped from Deputy President William Ruto’s camp and declared his full support for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.
Addressing the media at the Malava CDF office on Friday, November 27, Injendi declared his unwavering support to the BBI report in the presence of all elected MCAs from the constituency.
The Jubilee MP stated that he decided to support the process after realizing that their issues had been taken into consideration in the report.
“We have had a meeting with all the elected leaders from this constituency and have all agreed that we shall throw our support behind the BBI.”
“This is after noticing that the amendments that have been made and revealed during the launch of signature collection are good for the people of Malava and Kenyans as a whole.” Injendi said.
The legislator further said he opposed the initial document because it wanted to scrap the constituency development fund.
He added that the new BBI report has factored in the issues raised by Malava residents who have always wanted the vast constituency divided into two.
“We have been getting Sh135 million per year but now with two constituencies, we would get Sh270 million…” he added.
Injendi urged Kenyans to overwhelmingly support the process.
Injendi, who was initially opposed to the BBI report, made a sudden u-turn just two days after President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake partner and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga launched the collection of signatures for the report.
The MCAs who accompanied the MP called on the county assemblies to pass the report stating that it had factored in their main cry to have ward development fund.
“Money coming directly to the ward level without going through the County executive is a very imperative factor for development on the ground and for that BBI should be supported.” Butali-Chegulo MCA Kevin Mahelo said.