Garissa MP Aden Duale now says he will help President Uhuru Kenyatta realise his Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) dream.
Speaking to residents in Subukia Township, Nakuru County during a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) rally on Saturday, December 18, Duale stated he would bring an amendment on the budget policy statement.
Duale argued that the sole reason why the President wanted to change the constitution was so that money could be allocated to the County Governments.
Garissa Town MP Aden Duale criticises President Uhuru Kenyatta at Parliament on Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Hence, the lawmaker stated that he would table a motion in parliament in January 2022, that would help increase the allocation from 17 per cent to 35 per cent.
“The president said he wants the BBI dream realised one day and because I am his friend, I will fulfil his dream in January so that his dream to give more money to the county governments can be realised.
“I will be the first Member of Parliament to bring an amendment to amend the budget policy statement and the division of revenue so that the president can achieve his dream of BBI before he retires,” Duale continued.
During his Jamuhuri Day speech, the president reiterated that the Building Bridges Initiative constitutional amendment would still be achieved.
Uhuru encouraged Kenyans to come together and mend the cracks on the walls of our nation.
“BBI is just a dream deferred one day, someday it will happen.”
“We ask Kenyans need each other as our forefathers taught us, to come together reinforced our resolve,” he stated.
At the same time, Duale condemned a section of public servants for their involvement in the upcoming elections.
“I want to talk to the public servants; all citizens, including those working for the government, have a constitutional right to choose who to vote for in the next elections without coercion, intimidation or threats,” Duale urged.
President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) greets his deputy William Ruto (right) during the Jamhuri Day celebrations at Uhuru Gardens, Nairobi on Sunday, December 12, 2021