We will revisit – controversial bishop Gakuyo says after end of BBI
Controversial bishop and politician David Kariuki Ngari now claims the ruling on the BBI has failed to serve justice to Kenyans and we will revisit the decision.
Gakuyo said the invalidation of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) by the Supreme Court of Kenya is justice denied for Kenyans in regions that have for long been getting raw deals in the allocation of resources.
According to him, the Mt Kenya region has been getting the meanest share from the national cake despite hugely contributing to the national revenue generation.
"Even if the BBI matter has rested, there is no justice in the decision made. We will revisit it as Mt Kenya people. We accept for now but we will have to come back to it," he said.
Gakuyo upheld that Kiambu especially was to benefit from six new constituencies to facilitate more allocation of funds for development, a thought that is now water under the bridge following the court's declaration.
He made the remarks even as residents from the vast county upheld that the initiative was generally good but it failed on technicalities in how it was presented to them.
While acknowledging the court’s decision, Daniel Mwangi, a resident of Thika said the Mount Kenya region had lost and dwelt a huge blow to the Ruiru constituency especially, a constituency in the vote-rich region that enjoys a population of 490,120 people as per the 2019 census.
"The BBI was good but failed on technicalities. This conversation should continue and this time around, our leaders should follow every constitutional process to avert a situation whereby it suffers a similar fate. Mt Kenya leaders should not celebrate because have generally lost," Mwangi said.
In their ruling, the Supreme Court judges said the president had acted unlawfully when spearheading the reforms, arguing that it should have been led by citizens.