The recently released Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report continues to receive mixed reactions from several quarters.
A section of Rift Valley leaders led by Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny, on Friday, declared full support for the report.
Other leaders present in the meeting include former Bomet County Governor Isaac Ruto, Elgeyo Marakwet governor Alex Tolgos and Uasin Gishu politician Zedekiah Buzeki.
Kutuny praised the BBI report saying it has provided an opportunity for Rift Valley leaders to meet and deliberate on its proposals.
Isaac Ruto stated the proposals by the report would unify the country noting that it has addressed perennial problems facing Kenyans.
“This process marks a rebirth of the country. It marks a point at which Kenya becomes closer to being a highly valued country,” he said.
Elgeyo Marakwet governor Alex Tolgos said the leaders had declared unwavering support for the report. He thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga for the handshake which he said brought peace after the 2017 divisive elections.
He stated that Kenyans should be allowed to discuss the report as it was not meant for an individual
“Our people must participate actively in the discussions as BBI is not meant for an individual but prosperity. Their views must not be left out” Tolgos stated.
He said the leaders are demanding that the entire leadership, especially, the ruling elite to set aside their political ambitions and focus on the BBI report. This, he said, would guarantee the future of Kenyans.
Buzeki reiterated the leaders’ comments disclosing that the report would cure disunity in the country.
Meanwhile, Deputy President William Ruto, on Friday, said he is willing to support a referendum to pass some of the proposals contained in the report.
Ruto, who spoke at a thanksgiving ceremony for nominated MP David Ole Sankok at Enkate – Ngiro Primary School, declared he had no qualms with the polls.
“If there is any section in that report that requires a referendum, we are ready as Kenyans for it. What we do not want is conflict, competition and threats” Ruto divulged.