Former National Assembly deputy speaker Farah Maalim has said that he is fully behind the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). In a tweet on Sunday, Maalim said that he fully backs the BBI because he is a proponent of a parliamentary system of governance. The vocal politician who is a former MP for Lagdera Constituency said that the imperial system of Presidency is among the reasons Kenyans engage in ethnic violence.
He also said that he backs the BBI report because it has highlighted plans to strengthen devolution.
Maalim, however, said that he is not happy with a section of leaders opposed to the report for their selfish gains ahead of President Uhuru Kenyatta's retirement.
He asked leaders to approach the issues of the report with sobriety for the sake of the empowerment of the people.
"I have always advocated for a Parliamentary system as opposed to Imperial Presidency we currently have. I'm for BBI cause it promises to strengthen devolution too. I'm though disgusted by folks who only stand 4 self preservation. Anybody who stands for nothing falls for anything," Maalim tweeted on Sunday.
The remarks come after ODM leader Raila Amolo Odinga, ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya Leader Moses Wetangula converged at the Bukhungu Stadium on Saturday for the second of the many planned BBI meetings across the country.