Give us more time to meditate on BBI, Uasin Gishu speaker requests Tuju

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The County assembly speaker of Uasin Gishu, David Kiplagat has requested the jubilee party to give the county assemblies more time to decide and make valuable decision on whether to pass or refute BBI.

Speaking to journalists in a message addressed to Raphael  Tuju, Kiplagat said that the constitution is clear in terms of the roles of the county assemblies.

“Our mandate is to represent the people as articulated in article 1 in the constitution.” He spoke.

The speaker said that in the articles 1 and 184 there is now here Tuju’s name or that of Jubilee party appears hence they should sideline themselves from choices the county assemblies will make.

“Leave the assemblies to exercise and execute the mandate as given and donated by the supreme law of the land.” Said Kiplagat.

He urged Tuju to stop writing letters to the county assembly dictating them on what to do.

“Stop writing letters right left center and dictating us on what positions need to be taken including even beyond the tenancy of democracy by saying that if the MCAs won’t do that, he will take an action.”

The speaker said that public participation is key in determining the fate of BBI hence incidences of dictation should be avoided

He also said that if Tuju wants to participate he should do that individually from his respective county. Assuming that he can dictate County-assemblies is unconstitutional and is uncalled for instead he should do lobbing.

“If not so he should do persuasion and if he gets two votes that’s his power of persuasion.

The speaker said that the letter from Tuju was detailed that BBI is good and has 35%The letter also invoked that the members failure to support BBI he will execute the laws of the jubilee party and disciplinary action be taken on them

The speaker said they will not listen to the party which has proved to be dictating instead their views will be based on the people’s decisions.