An elderly woman from Kiharu Constituency in Murang’a is the subject of online debate over her rejection of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
Christened “Shush wa Gakindu”, the senior citizen moved hundreds in Kiharu on Thursday when they attended a public baraza.
Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro was present.
In her 80s now, she sent fits of laughter and applause after trashing the BBI plausible Queen’s language.
“What about BBI? What is BBI by the way? Can you tell us what is BBI?” she posed, with each question being met with applause by Kiharu constituents.
She said that they do not want BBI.
“We don’t want that BBI. We don’t know how it is written. All Wanjiku here don’t know BBI. Can you tell us what is BBI?” The senior citizen stated adding that they should be given time to read it.
She remarked that after reading it, they will make an informed decision on whether to pass it or not but cast aspersion on its passing citing “ongoing propaganda”.
The octogenarian asserted that BBI is a power play document between leaders and has no interest at heart for Kenyan citizens.
The granny tasked Nyoro to arrange a meeting between her and group other women from Kiharu with Deputy President William Ruto.
This, she explained, will assure Ruto that women from the constituency are fully behind his presidential bid.
“Link us to Ruto so that we can talk and assure him that we are behind him.”
Nyoro is one of DP Ruto’s staunch supporters from Mt Kenya region where the BBI initiative has elicited a sharp debate.
Leaders allied to Tanga Tanga and Kieleweke factions of Jubilee Party and hail from Mt Kenya region are supporting and opposing the initiative in equal measure.
A month ago, Murang’a Senator Irungu Kanga’ta warned President Uhuru Kenyatta that BBI was unpopular in Mt Kenya region.
As a result, he was de-whipped from his Majority Whip position in the Senate.