Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni has warned that Mt Kenya problems that Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) sought to resolve were never defeated at the Court of Appeal and that a political solution must be found.
Kioni said what was defeated at the Court of Appeal was the BBI document and that the problems afflicting the regions are still there and need an urgent solution.
“BBI is just a document at the Supreme Court. What was defeated was a piece of paper not our problems,’’ Kioni said on Monday.
He went on to say that Mt Kenya still needs solutions to her problems that include loss of the additional Sh 53 billion in BBI, the survival of protected constituencies that include his own – Ndaragwa.
Kioni said a solution is still needed to provide for the sub-division of the large constituencies and the increase in allocation of bursaries and the realization of one man, one shilling, one vote.
He said while the region needs solutions now and not later, he was not saying that other regions should lose for Mt Kenya to gain, but rather ensure that Mt Kenya got its fair share.
Kioni said unlike other times when Mt Kenya presented a candidate for president, the region will bring her issues to the table and seek solutions.
He said there has been a wrong perception that the region is over-developed and the people labeled rich economically empowered which is far from the case.
“This is our opportunity to negotiate for our interests as one voice. We also need resources shared equitably with us just like other communities do,’’ said Kioni