By Ndungu Gachane
A Kiharu based philanthropist and politician Karanja Mburu Wamatangi says the proposed Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report is good for Kiharu, a populous Constituency.
Engineer Wamatangi, who vied as Kiharu MP against Ndindi Nyoro in 2017 has commended the BBI taskforce that saw it wise to have multiple member constituencies to cater for under representation in larger constituencies.
In the National Assembly, the BBI proposes 360 parliamentarians elected from 290 Constituencies in a single and multiple electoral areas.
The balance of 70 MPs will be drawn from larger constituencies which are under represented.
According to Mr Wamatangi, Kiharu Constituency will benefit from the proposal saying the Constituency has been dealt a huge blow in terms of NG-CDF allocation and the representation in legislature.
“The BBI report was long overdue, it shall enhance representation and revenue sharing,” he said.
Mr Wamatangi who serves as the Lappset board added that BBI proposals was the best gift of President Uhuru Kenyatta to Mt Kenya region and the country at large even as his term expires in 2022.
“The report should be supported by Kenyans since it addresses challenges that the country is facing.
“From youth and innovation by establishment of Business Innovation Hubs in Ward and creation of Youth Commission, reviving of economy from the lavages of Covid-19 through the establishment of National Economic Council among other things,” said Mr Wamatangi.
The philanthropist noted that the proposal on Health Commission will address the perennial strikes by the health workers who have clashed with the devolved units over employment schemes, promotion and their salaries.
He however urged Kenyans to read the report to prevent being misled by politicians for their selfish agenda