BBI adds 70 new Constituencies: Consolata Wangu wants Naivasha to split into 3.

Naivasha residents have lauded the move to curve out 70 new constituencies under the BBI noting that the lakeside town should be one of the beneficiaries.

They want the constituency split into three due to the high number of voters and the vast mass land that has made administration and sharing of resources become a major challenge.

In the BBI proposals, Nakuru County is set to benefit from five new constituencies and Naivasha that has over 150,000 registered voters is set to benefit from this.

Speaking during the ongoing BBI process which seeks to collect 4m signatures ahead of the referendum, they said that they fully backed the proposal.

According to Consolata Wangu area youth leader, Naivasha was one of the most populous constituencies in the country.

She said that the move would help the residents get more funding and services from the national government.

“One of the beneficiaries of this document is Naivasha residents who will get two more constituencies once the BBI document sails through,” she said.

Wangu identified Naivasha as the gateway to Rift Valley and one of the towns that had been hardest hit by the post election violence in 2007.

“The BBI seeks to unite all Kenyans and this will bring everlasting peace in this town that is critical to the economy of this country,” she said.

This was echoed by the chairlady Maendeleo Ya Wanawake in Naivasha Esther Nyokabi who lashed out at those calling for the referendum to be postponed.

Nyokabi said that Kenyans had ample time to air their views before the document was printed adding that they were ready for the referendum.

“We are ready to give birth to this new document that fully supports women and the youths and the pregnancy cannot wait any longer,” she said.

Another youth leader Cynthia Njeri accused some leaders of creating unnecessary tension in the country by giving contradictory statements.

“Some national leaders do not have a stand on this document and they should either shut up or support it as their wavering stand is creating unnecessary anxiety,” she said.

The sentiments were supported by Antony Kagwe who noted that 90 percent of the recommendations in BBI were perfect.

“There is no way we can mix the referendum and the elections and as Naivasha youths we fully support the BBI document,” he said.


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