Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has claimed that top politicians in the country do not believe on the BBI Bill, even though they have been on the forefront in campaigning for it.
Addressing judges in a tweet on Monday, Senator Murkomen noted that they are “the only sober group” in this BBI debate.
He claimed that senior politicians like ODM leader Raila Odinga and his Wiper Party counterpart Kalonzo Musyoka all support BBI for personal reasons.
“To our Judges who may never understand politics, as your younger brother let me assure you that many politicians don’t believe in BBI. Kalonzo, MDVD and Weta are doing it for Uhuru’s endorsement. Raila is for finishing the journey even though was he was shortchanged. You are the only sober group,” he tweeted.
Last week, the High Court declared the BBI process unconstitutional, stating that a popular initiative cannot originate from the President.
Following the ruling, a section of leaders allied to the handshake team criticized the court, with the BBI secretariat, Raila and the Attorney General indicating that they’ll appeal the decision.
ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Senator Moses Wetangula urged those aggrieved by the ruling not to criticize the court but seek legal redress.
On his part, Kalonzo has called for calm, noting that he does not agree with the ruling but respects it.
In a statement on Monday, he urged Kenyans to respect independent institutions, adding that legal mechanisms should be used to ensure BBI makes it way to the people.
“The High Court’s decision has stopped the BBI process. Personally, I do not agree with the judgment. But I cannot vilify the judges. In the all-important role of Nation-building we must exercise restraint from anything that could plunge the nation into a crisis.
“The primary intent of BBI is to build real national bridges, not divisions. To build and sustain national ethos, values and a more cohesive society. That kind of mature democracy means that we may not always agree, but we can always respect one another, and most of all, respect of Constitution, and the institutions it has created,” he opined.