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There’ll be no BBI if ODM doesn’t apologise for Kibra violence – MP Moses Kuria

Gatundu MP Moses Kuria has said there’s no need for Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) if ODM party doesn’t apologise for chaos that rocked Kibra on November 7 by-election.

ODM legislators Suna East Junet Mohamed, Simba Arati (Dagoretti North) and ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna have been blamed for the violence meted on Jubilee supporters including MPs backing McDonald Mariga’s candidature.

“ODM Party has to apologise for the Kibra violence. No apology, no BBI. We have to say No to political violence once and for all. Imran would have won anyway so what was the need to beat up Jubilee MPs infront of women and children? A leopard does not change its stripes,” wrote Kuria on Facebook.

However, ODM has denounced the violence adding its members and supporters had conducted themselves respectfully during the poll.

“We thank party supporters for rejecting Ruto’s money and for voting with the interest of the nation in mind. We thank our volunteer vote protectors who did everything to nab Ruto’s schemes and goons who included people who should otherwise be honourable leaders,” the statement said.

The BBI task force was formed after the March 9 2018 handshake between President Uhuru and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.

The recommendations of the report which is yet to be made public are expected to foster inter-ethnic unity through fair resources allocation and representation.

Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has said police are investigating the violence and those who instigated the violence in Kibra will be held personally responsible.

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