Mombasa County governor Ali Hassan Joho has decried the collapse of BBI saying it had immense benefits to the 47 counties and urged the Supreme Court to salvage it.
Joho said he believed there was still time to re-think the BBI whose fate now lies with the Supreme Court.
Joho said as a governor and ODM deputy party leader he was disturbed immensely because he knows the benefits of BBI, blaming the current fate of BBI on bad politics.
“The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was aimed at creating opportunities that would benefit Mombasa and the country at large. It is sad to note that Kenyans will have to wait a little longer to get golden opportunity of enjoying these benefits partly because of bad politics,” said Joho.
Joho said the current sad reality disturbs him immensely, both as the Deputy Party Leader of the ODM Party and as a governor who can attest first-hand to the importance of the BBI report.
“Today, the fate of our 47 counties financing lies in the Supreme Court, the proposed 35% allocation was to go a long way in supporting capital-intensive projects in our devolved units. Not to forget the impact of the Ward Development Funds,” he said.
He said it was also important to note the impact of the Health Services Commission which was to address all matters of Health Care, that includes monitoring the implementation of national policies for the management of Health Care workers at County levels and recommend appropriate action.
Joho said what he had highlighted are are just but some of the fruits that BBI was meant to bring to us as a people and it not too late to rethink it.