Every Kenyan has a right to comment on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) taskforce report, Nandi county commissioner Geoffrey Omoding has said.
The commissioner lashed at individuals denying others an opportunity to express their sentiments over the document saying the purpose of the document was to unite the country.
“As people of Nandi we welcome all the discussions which is going to enrich the discussion on the BBI because the main purpose is uniting our country,” said Omoding.
Omoding told locals to confidently share their views without fear of intimidation saying Government was in place to protect them from possible threats.
“This is a Democratic country. We have the freedom of speech, association so we would encourage everyone to engage in the debate peacefully,” he said.
He warned that any divisive talk will be dealt with adding that people should not be intimidated.
The statement by the commissioner comes a day before the official collection of signatures starts tomorrow.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga are expected to lead the drive.
Majority of the locals in Nandi County have been acting cold towards the document after Deputy President William Ruto, who enjoys unwavering support from the region, raised pertinent questions on the contents of the report.