By Jakowiti Atwetch
While Speaking in Kapsabet, Nandi County, on Monday, during inspection of development projects, the US envoy noted that Kenya’s unity is key.
Accompanied by the Nandi Deputy Governor Yulita Mitei, Health Executive Ruth Koech and Land Executive Philemon Bureti, Mr McCarter termed the report a “good document” that will make Kenya more united once its recommendations are implemented.
“The Unites States is a great friend of Kenya and, although I do not agree with all details in the BBI, the USA fully supports it for Kenya to remain a united country,” he said
The initiative, mooted following the March 2018 pact between President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, promises to create a new political dispensation.
President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the report of the Building Bridges Initiative Taskforce on November 27, following consultations on Kenya’s future after the prolonged election season in 2017.
Church leaders in Nandi have urged the government to make copies of the report available to Kenyans and warned politicians against using it to divide the people ahead of the 2022 poll.
Anglican Church of Kenya Bishops Paul Korir (Kapsabet) and Emmanuel Kimengich (Kitale) said Kenya is heading in the wrong direction because senior political leaders from major parties are taking hard-line positions on the BBI report.
Bishop Korir asked the President and Deputy President to bury their differences.
Bishop Kimengich said: “The Church will no longer remain silent as top leaders are fighting each other while the economy is in a mess. Farmers are being exploited due to massive imports of agricultural products which can be produced in Kenya.”