Six MPs clash over BBI at funeral for Mathias Robi’s brother in Mabera

Ruweida Mohamed Obo, Lamu Woman Representative

By Wuon Kalam

Politics surrounding the Building Bridges Initiative and loyalty to President Uhuru Kenyatta took the center stage during the funeral of Jeffrey Mosama, brother to Kuria West MP Mathias Robi at Mabera center.

Mosama was a former police officer who resigned and became a contractor, He left behind three wives and several children

Robi hosted colleagues from East Africa Community integration committee who had visited Isebania border point with Tanzania earlier.

They included Ruweida Hassan Obo, Lamu Woman Representative, Hillary Kosgey of Kipkelion West MP, Kubali Iringo of  Igembe Central, Sylvester Osoro of South Mugirango MP and Janet Ong’era the Kisii Woman Representative.

Of the members, only Ruweida and Ong’era insisted BBI will sail through while the rest castigated the report altogther.

“I don’t want to see the report in Kuria as we will floor it down completely since a county like Lamu with only only 143,920 people has a county while our call for a Kuria county with over 300,000 people was rejected,” Robi said.

Kosgey and Osoro said it was sad that ODM MPs who campaigned against them now lecture them against Kenyatta.

“We are not interested in the BBI report, the only debate we want is Deputy President William Ruto to be given his ten years to rule Kenya after Kenyatta finishes his in 2022 as he had promised,” Iringo said.

But Ruweida said because the BBI report seeks to make unity, he attended the funeral “despite being told that we should not come to this funeral because this is tanga tanga and deputy president area,” she joked.

She said just like Lamu, the Kuria community is also marginalised and the report is their only hope.

“We are firmly in BBI, the current constitution as we have has done nothing for marginalised communities. resistance given by the Kuria community against the report will be streamlined, when we will lead a group of leaders to directly talk to women and youths in Kuria to support it,” Ong’era said.