Mwala legislator Eng Vincent Musyoka has castigated some politicians who he accuses of allegedly using the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) to cause divisions in the country.

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Musyoka argues that some politicians’ intent is to use the BBI to drum up support for their political candidature in the forthcoming 2022 general election at the expense of the country’s unity.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Mwala Sub-County Community Policing launch at Masii grounds on Thursday, Musyoka said that the purpose of the BBI was to unite Kenyans.

The MP pleaded with Kenyans to shun politicians whose agenda is to cause political divisions ahead of the 2022 polls.

“It is unfortunate that some people have weaponized the BBI to cause political anxiety in the country for their own selfish,” he said.

The lawmaker said that elected leaders have a duty to preach unity among their supporters despite their different political ideologies. 

He urged the youth to be careful and avoid politicians who would want to use them as objects of violence.

The MP’s concern comes as the BBI debate continues to take centre stage across the political divide.

Politicians drumming up support for the BBI are holding countywide forums to popularize the document ahead of the much anticipated referendum.

The BBI forums have so far been held in Kisii and Kakamega with opposition leader Raila Odinga expected to the lead the forum in Mombasa on Saturday.