Kenyans should prepare for changes once the building bridges committee completes its assignment

The on Thursday called on Kenyans to prepare for changes once the building bridges’ initiative committee completes its task in the next six months.

Raila said that the committee, which was appointed following the handshake between him and President Uhuru Kenyatta, was working on all aspects of governance, with a view to identifying stumbling blocks that have led to perennial skirmishes in the country.

They will make recommendations which shall be implemented and even if it means overhauling the Constitution for lasting peace and coexistence in the country, it would be done, Raila added.

He was addressing mourners at Ukwala in Ugenya constituency during the funeral of the late Francis Onyango Apopa.

The former prime minister said that the building bridges initiative was expected to complete its work in the next six months and come up with recommendations that would ensure posterity.

Raila urged Kenyans to support the initiative and look at long term benefits that the country would get as a result of proper governance structures once the committee completes its task.

He further called for prudent management of the taxes, adding that citizens had proved that they were not ready to part with taxes that ended up in individuals’ pockets.

Raila called for austerity measures within all arms of the government, saying that it was not proper for Parliamentarians to travel to Mombasa to compile reports just to earn per diem.

The funeral was attended by Siaya Senator, James Orengo and MPs, Elisha Odhiambo (Gem) and Otiende Amollo (Rarieda) among others.

Source: Kenya News Agency