By Amunga Peter.
H.E. Musalia Mudavadi wants Kenyans to be more introspective and think where exactly they would want to see Kenya after 2022 general elections.
He has urged Kenyans to use the remaining few months before the 2022 general elections and carefully re-examine the leaders they would want to vote in political offices. Mudavadi saying this should not only end with Political Office bearers but rather it should cut across all other cadres of leadership from public offices and institutions, to churches and at the lower level of leadership in the society.
Mudavadi who was speaking at Sibanga in Chereng’any Constituency, Trans Nzoia County during the burial of Mzee John Etemesi, a former Provincial Commissioner during the late retired President Daniel Arap Moi’s regime, says the BBI debate and its ultimate process has been with Kenyans for long and it is time the amendment bill is brought to the Kenyans for them to make a decision through the vote.
“I am one of those who has been advocating for this process initiated under the Building Bridges Initiative to come and go, so that Kenyans can focus on other important matters of national interest and development. Now the time has come. At the end of this year, we need to begin a new conversation, since all the stages are almost complete. Members of the National Assembly did their part yesterday by taking the vote. The task will now be on us Kenyans, the voters across the country to make a decision on this matter,” Said Mudavadi.
The ANC Party Leader also called on Kenyans to ensure that while they engage in this debate on its final stages, the unity of this country remains at the fore-front as part of what the BBI process in its totality was meant to achieve among other issues related to democracy, governance, administration and strengthening of institutions.
Mudavadi says ultimately every Kenyan from the leaders in various capacities to the ordinary Kenyan; the first goal should be to ensure that Kenya prospers as one nation in all spheres of life.
“We need to ask ourselves, which kind of leadership are we looking for as a people. What moral characters do we want to see instilled in our current and future generations. These are the hard and honest questions we need to grapple with as 2022 is approaching very fast.” Added Mudavadi.
Other leaders present including Ford Kenya Party Leader Moses Wetangula, Chereng’any Member of Parliament Joshua Kutuni, Saboti Member of Parliament Caleb Amisi and Kiminini Member of Parliament Chris Wamalwa also called on Kenyans to exercise their democratic duty when the voting time for the BBI comes.
Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa and Transport and Infrastructure CS James Macharia who read President Uhuru’s condolence message were also in attendance among other key political leaders from Western Region.