Former Kakamega senator Boni Khalwale has disclosed that the Bungoma senator Moses Wetangula has dismissed the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) nonsense as unconstitutional.
Khalwale further congratulated the Bungoma senator for finally seeing the light and joining hands with the people he termed as progressive Kenyans.
“Reports that Senator Wetangula in a strongly worded statement has dismissed the #BBINonsense as unconstitutional is nice & sad.” Said Boni Khalwale.
“Nice because he has finally become his own man & joined the rest of progressive Kenyans.
Sad that despite being a lawyer, it took him this long! Welcome Weta.” He added.
In the meantime, the various positions adopted by different members of parliament and senators on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill has threatened to divide it.
While some have said that the bill should not be subjected to changes, there are those legislators who are of the view that they should not be used as conveyor belts to pass the document.
Besides, so divisive has this document been amongst the Orange parliamentary leaders that it saw the Rarieda member of parliament Otiende Amollo slam the ODM chair John Mbadi during the BBI bill debate on whether the document was to be amended in the Assembly or not.
According to John Mbadi, the document could not have even a comma changed, a perspective which the Rarieda legislator strongly refuted.
“Mr. Speaker as a matter of law, and this is where I disagree with my chairman, a constitutional amendment can be unconstitutional.” Stated Amollo.
“Now what we have done, and professors of law like John Mbadi saying is not true but that is your view. I am talking about the law. John Mbadi you’ve not stepped in Law school so just allow me,” added Amollo.