I criticize BBI but will vote Yes, Moses Wetangula

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Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula has defended himself from criticisms, of speaking from both sides of his mouth. Criticizing and supporting the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020 at the same time. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, the Ford Kenya party leader said he was a BBI critic, who pointed out the document’s shortcomings, and not its opposer.

”It does appear to me that many don’t understand the difference between a critic on a bill and opposing a bill. Pointing out shortcomings in a bill like I did on the BBI bill is a legislator’s duty. I will vote YES for the bill. It’s my and FK party position!” the Bungoma Senator tweeted.

On Wednesday, Wetangula criticized the Constitution of Kenya (Amendment) Bill, 2020 saying there was a need for radical amendments that would realign certain provisions of the Bill.

“I disagree with those leaders that say we cannot amend this Bill.  Article 257 of the constitution does not oust the authority of Parliament to amend any bill, including a bill such as this,” Wetangula said.

”It is not sensible to create a Youth Commission. We have so many laws that govern our youth. We should all understand that youth is neither a disadvantage nor a disability. It is a transit state in human life,” the Senator added.

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