Kwanza MP Ferdinand Wanyonyi has thrown his weight behind calls to have the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report implemented through a parliamentary initiative.
Speaking in Kitale town, Wanyonyi said a referendum is costly and will increase the burden of citizens.
Wanyonyi pointed out that billions had already been used to prepare the BBI report and going for a referendum would be a waste of resources.
“It is a waste of money, it is a waste of resources. This country is broke and therefore we have no money to waste,” he said.
“It is prudent to have the document debated in the Parliament so that we can utilize the money we would have used for a referendum on other issues including assisting those who have been affected by floods,” he added.
At the same time the lawmaker weight in on remarks by Speaker Justin Muturi that he won’t allow the report to be brought to Parliament.
He said the Speaker plays the role of a referee in the House and his remarks may cause a rift in Parliament.
“Muturi must understand his position well, he is like a referee who must not lean on either side of the political divide,” he pointed out.