Tangatanga MP calls for arrest of the Author of faked Handshake report

Photo: Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa during the past function/courtesy

Outspoken member of Team Tangatanga MP Kimani Ichung’wa is pressing for the arrest of the author of the fake Building Bridges Initiative report.

The Kikuyu Member of Parliament has appreciated the fact that the Building Bridges Initiative committee raised the alarm but he has questioned whether the team has reported the matter to the relevant authorities to allow investigations which will later lead to arrest.

Ichung’wa has gone ahead to ask the Interior Permanent Secretary Karanja Kibicho if he is waiting till the report is forwarded to Team Tangatanga whatsApp group before making the arrest.

Photo: Kimani Ichung’wa /courtesy

“Now BBI says the report being circulated is ‘Fake.’ That it was not authored by the committee. Fair enough. Have they called for the arrest of the author of the ‘Fake’ document? Ama the PS is waiting for it to be posted on a TangaTanga WhatsApp group for arrests to be done?” Ichung’wa retorted.

The Team chaired by Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji came out stating that the report being spread is fake as the BBI team is still collecting views across the country.

The BBI team addresses the press at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi on July 15, 2019
Photo: The Building Bridges Initiative Committee during a press conference/courtesy

“Arising from the foregoing, it is clear that the BBI has not come up with any recommendations and neither has it authored any preliminary report,” Haji said at a press conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi yesterday.

“The BBI is still collecting views from counties and institutional stakeholders, and receiving memos from the public. Therefore, let the country treat as fake news the reports that they heard or read.” 

The faked document which was reported to have been presented to President Uhuru Kenyatta and AU Representative Raila Odinga had a raft of changes which captured the attention of Kenyans.

Photo: President Uhuru Kenyatta and AU Representative Raila Odinga/courtesy

Among key areas which were in the faked report include a single seven-year term president, a powerful prime minister and introduction of 14 regional governments.

The BBI team has so far collected views from 39 counties and is expected to finish up with the remaining ones in two months time before writing the final report which will be presented to Uhuru and Raila in October.

The 12-member team was appointed following the March 9, 2018 handshake between the two leaders after highly polarised polls in August 2017.

They are expected to give a report that reflects Kenyans’ views on ethnic antagonism, lack of national ethos, inclusivity, devolution, divisive elections, security, fight against corruption, shared prosperity and responsibility.

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