BBI supreme court ruling update:Kenya Kwanza calls for audit on use of public funds to promote BBI

BBI supreme court ruling update:Kenya Kwanza calls for audit on use of public funds to promote BBI

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,1ST APRIL,2022-The Kenya Kwanza Alliance now wants the Auditor-General to conduct a forensic audit on the misuse of public funds spent on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

The Kenya Kwanza Alliance allied MPs have now vowed to move a motion compelling the Auditor-General to undertake a forensic audit on all public funds spent in the illegal process from inception to date.

“We are aware that the BBI taskforce spent approximately Ksh 10b of public money in hotels purportedly collecting public views on the now declared unconstitutional “BBI Bill 2020”. Further, we are aware that some Accounting Officers particularly violated the provisions of Section 66 (1) (a) of the Public Finance Management Act, 2012 by using public funds to finance the hefty expenses associated with the popularization of the BBI initiative,” the Alliance said.

The Alliance lauded the Supreme Court for declaring the BBI Amendment bill unconstitutional but pointed out that it’s not lost on Kenyans the colossal sum of money spent by the promoters of the bill.

“It is important to note, that BBI as crafted would have cost Kenyans an upward of an additional Kshs 565 billion annually to implement. We loud the judges for upholding the rule of law and sanctity of the Constitution,” The Alliance said.

The Alliance argues that the public funds used in the unconstitutional process were not appropriated by the National Assembly for that purpose but were an illegal diversion of public funds.

“It is now clear the illegality and fraudulent dictation to Kenyans, of an illegal process that has cost the Kenyan government huge sums of money. Funds, that ideally should have been channeled to other urgent needs of Kenyans, is now well manifest in AZIMIO charades,” the Alliance said.

The Alliance also claims the same people who misused the funds are now using public funds to fund AZIMIO La Umoja campaign activities in contravention of the law.

“It is clear that the handshake “Reggae’ has been stopped and time for the Kenyan People to be serenaded with the tunes of changing the economy, the tune capsulated in the new dance, the dance to make Kenya a safe haven for all, a just society and one that each Kenyan has their dignity intact and takes pride in,” the Alliance said.

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