Kiambu Woman Representative Gathoni Wamuchomba has thrown her weight behind the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
Wamuchomba said even though the BBI report was yet to be made public, Kenyans were 'consciously' backing it, and speculated its contents are anchored in the protection of rights of women and unity of Kenyans.
"We are consciously supporting the BBI. It caters for women and youth who make up the larger part of the population. It also seeks to unite the country and cure past political wounds," said the former Kameme and Inooro FM presenter.
She made the remarks on Friday during a function in Kitui County organised by Women leaders allied to pro-handshake, 'Team Embrace-Kenya'.
Speaking at the same event, former Nyeri Woman Representative Priscilla Nyokabi said she was in support of the BBI report which she expected to ensure more women get into leadership.
“We expect the report to adequately protect the gains for women in the 2010 Constitution like the two-thirds gender principle. We expect it to advance women representation by providing for 50:50 chance in appointive positions across board,” she said.
Nyokabi, a commissioner in the National Gender and Equality Commission, said she also expected the report will recommend reintroduction of Prime Minister (PM) and two deputy prime ministers (DPMs) posts, which she proposed to be shared equally between men and women.
"If the President is male, the running mate should be female and so are the positions of PM, DPMs, governors and deputy governors," she added.
The positions taken by Wamuchomba and Nyokabi are contrary to what a group of Mt Kenya politicians said on Thursday that they will shoot down the BBI report should it seek to 'marginalise' the region.
In a statement read by Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni, the about 40 MPs, Senators and Cabinet Secretaries said they will oppose the report should it recommend a parliamentary system of governance where MPs elect the PM.
“When we talk about inclusivity, it must be reflected even in representation in Parliament and other spheres. We must have correct number of seats in Parliament that represent our population,” Kioni said.