Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party Secretary General Edwin Sifuna has dismissed claims that he was ejected from a high profile BBI meeting in Kakamega on Saturday.
Reacting to a story on one of the local dailies, Sifuna claimed that the publication was peddling fake news with an aim of increasing newspaper sales.
“Ati? Hii "drama" mnasema mko na video wangwana @TheStarKenya ama ni gazeti mnataka kuuza na jina yangu? Wacheni za fake news,” he tweeted.
In the story, the publication claimed that rowdy MCAs ejected Sifuna from a Kakamega BBI meeting that was attended by; CS Eugene Wamalwa, Musalia Mudavadi, Senator Moses Wetangula, Cotu Boss Francis Atwoli, Governor Wycliffe Oparanya among others.
The MCAs reportedly forced Sifuna out terming him a stranger.
While addressing the meeting, Mudavadi called for public participation in order to empower the local mwananchi on the contents of the BBI Bill.
“The issue now is not BBI but the referendum. We should be talking to the public about the Constitutional Amendment Bill and the consequential Bills. The details are what Kenyans want to know,” Mudavadi opined.
On his part, Atwoli urged Ward Reps to pass the Bill arguing that it will help transform Kenya and end post-election violence which has been attributed to political inequality.
So far; for Nyanza region counties; Kisii, Siaya, Homa Bay, and Kisumu have passed the BBI Bill while Baringo has rejected it.
Several counties including; Laikipia, Embu, Murang’a, Nyeri, Nakuru, Migori, Nyamira among others are expected to debate and vote on the BBI Bill.