Makueni Governor Kivutha Kibwana has urged Members of County Assembly from the lower Eastern region to endorse the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill.
In a tweet on Monday, Governor Kibwana noted that the people want more resources taken to the counties as stipulated in the BBI Bill.
“Earlier today I joined my colleague @DrAlfredMutua and MCAs from both Makueni and Machakos to deliberate on the raging constitutional amendment conversation. We agreed that MCAs should respect the will of the people who endorsed the BBI amendment proposal from the recent PP for a.
“I have listened to the voice of the people in the just concluded BBI Public Participation forums. Wananchi said the 15 percent revenue allocation to counties had greatly transformed rural economies. In that regard, I wish to respect the will of the people & ask MCAs to do the same,” he tweeted.
It is important to note that Governor Kibwana was among the chief opponents of the BBI and even filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking an advisory opinion on the Bill.
It is also worth noting that the change in heart comes a couple of days after Kibwana met ODM leader Raila Odinga who is the chief campaigner of the BBI referendum.