Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri was the most notable member of Deputy President William Ruto’s Tangatanga group who shockingly endorsed the BBI Constitutional Amendment Bill 2020.
Immediately he stood up and said ‘Yes’ to the Bill, Kenyans for a second thought they heard him wrong, but that was it.
For a person who for two years, has been on the campaign trail against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), which is a brainchild of President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, this is the last thing you would have expected from him.
Speaking to various media outlets today, 8th May, Ngunjiri affirmed that he did no mistake.
The lawmaker explained that he abandoned his previous position on BBI after consulting his constituents and the people of the entire Nakuru County.
He said Nakuru people had told him that they fully support the BBI because it has catered for their interests.
Highlighting what the BBI portends for his people, the MP said he would now be popularising it for the looming referendum.
“More money will be going to the grassroots. In Nakuru, we are getting six extra constituencies. This is what we have been demanding for many years. Our people are going to benefit,” he said.
However, the MP denied that he had switched camps. He said that after the BBI referendum, he would continue campaigning for DP Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.