BBI Will Shock Many People, DP Ruto Says

William Ruto
Deputy President William Ruto [Photo, Courtesy]
Deputy President William Ruto has warned people using the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) to divide Kenyans that they will fall flat in their motive.

“Those working hard to create new fault lines, us versus them ‘clash’ will fail so miserably they will be shocked!” DP Ruto posted on Twitter.

The Deputy President was responding to the Friday headline by People Daily Uhuru and Ruto now headed for Clash Over BBI.

DP Ruto added that “As a democratic society the proposals by BBI will be subjected to an open national conversation where every voice (the weak/strong, the small/big) will be heard”.

People Daily
The People Daily Friday headline [Photo, Courtesy]
He termed the People Daily story as nonsense noting that the politics of personality cults that breed negative ethnicity and division are primitive and beneath the country.

DP Ruto said that the Jubilee Party, which was established as a national movement, supports discussions that are based on ideas and issues and not personality.

DP Ruto has in the past taken a hard stance against the BBI terming it a ploy by a section of political leaders to introduce more positions for themselves in the next government.

The BBI team is expected to present its findings to President Uhuru Kenyatta during the Mashujaa Day Celebrations which will be held on Sunday, October 27 in Mombasa County.

On Wednesday, Uhuru revealed he will soon embark on a tour with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga to popularise the recommendations by BBI.

Uhuru, who made the remarks during the launch of phase 2 of the Standard Gauge Railway in Suswa, Kiajado County, also downplayed fears that he would extend his term.

He promised to go home after his term expires in 2022.


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