President William Ruto’s legal machinery is burning the midnight oil trying to come up with an appropriate legal framework that will see sections of the Buiding Bridges Initiative (BBI) adopted by the new regime, despite its leaders rejecting the Uhuru-Raila project months before the election.
According to multiple sources, the one man one shilling one vote proposal, anchoring of the 35% revenue allocation to counties in law, as well as expansion of the executive to accommodate other leaders are critical sections of the BBI the new administration wants to implement.
Already, elected UDA leaders have come out openly to start pushing this agenda, among them Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru (also the Council of Governors Chair) who is requesting President Ruto’s government to increase the county funding to 35%.
On the other hand, Ruiru MP Simon Kihara has written to the IEBC to split the constituency into two saying the high population, with little resources, makes services delivery to residents hectic. The constituency has approximately 600, 000 residents.
Before being declared null and void by the Court of Appeal, UDA claimed the BBI was meant to change the country’s political landscape by giving or creating positions in the government ahead of the 2022 general elections at a time when Kenyans were overburdened with the high cost of living.