Kimilili Member of Parliament Didmus Barasa has hailed the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) taskforce for being considerate while compiling its report which was launched last Wednesday.
Speaking on Tuesday, the Jubilee Party lawmaker claimed that the 14-member team gave consideration to all Kenyans, especially the Tangatanga faction of the ruling party.
He opined that complains from the group against some proposed changes influenced the outcome of the report, hence the exclusion of among others, a parliamentary system.
"It's because of our remarks that there were no suggestions of things like an executive Prime Minister. You will recall that some proposed them (Ni yale mazungumzo yetu ndio maana hakujakuwa na vitu kama waziri mkuu mwenye mamlaka. Utakumbuka kuna wale ambao wakikuwa wanasema yatakuwepo)," he said on Radio Maisha.
It is worth noting that members of the faction had threatened to reject the report if it were to make the mentioned proposals, which its members believe were to be used to satisfy specific individuals.
On the sudden change of heart from the group, which has since dropped its initial opposition to the whole BBI issue, he said that the document came out impressive.
At the same time, he pointed out that their demand that the changes be implemented through the parliament is aimed at sparing Kenyans the heavy cost of a referendum.
"We are not undecided, we are only saying that the economy is bad and we don't have money to fund the referendum (Sisi hatubabaiki, kile tunasema ni eti uchumi iko hali mbaya, hatuna pesa ya referendum)," he said.
Tangatanga's stand appears to contradict that of President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Jubilee leader, who during the launch, suggested that Kenyans must own, read and understand the proposals.