Uhuru’s Stern Warning to ODM, Tanga Tanga Over BBI

President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a stern warning to opposition and Jubilee party politicians against using Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) to insult others and spread divisive politics.

The Head of State, who was speaking in Meru on Saturday, blamed politicians of using the report to preach divisive and tribal politics to enhance their personal political interest.

He also blamed politicians from the TangaTanga allied camp of trying to poison Kenyans that BBI is a plot to axe Deputy President William Ruto from power in 2022.

“When we are trying our best to build unity and one Kenya, some politicians are busy misusing the BBI report to insult others and divide Kenyans just to enhance their own political interest instead of educating Wananchi on the importance of the document,” the President was quoted by People Daily.

“I will not give up on the bid to bring Kenyans together through BBI, that is the legacy I want to leave when I exit power and those who are thinking the report is targeting to frustrate an individual or a certain tribe because citizens have the final say on who to elect as their leaders.”

President Uhuru Kenyatta after arriving in Meru on Saturday, 1st February

While urging the residents to support BBI, he said Kenyans should not to listen to such politicians referring them as enemies of unity noting the initiate is focusing on bringing equality and fair distribution of resources in the inclusive government.

He was accompanied by among others, Meru County Governor Kiraitu Murungi his Tharaka Nithi counterpart Muthomi Njuki, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya and nine legislators from the region.

This came just hours after the fourth regional BBI forum in Kitui was temporarily disrupted after Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria was thrown out of the meeting for allegedly disrespecting the President.

Kuria and his team of anti-BBI arrived late at the meeting only for him to be ejected from the dais, where ODM leader Raila Odinga shared with several governors.

A photo shared on social media shows Kuria seated smack in the dirt during the scuffle before he was led out amidst raucous jeering from the crowd.

Raila who led the BBI public popularization stint at Kitui stadium, however,   welcomed all politicians to the BBI caravan terming it the future of the nation.

Kuria was however allowed back to the meeting but was denied a chance to speak.

Addressing the gathering ODM leader Raila Odinga said nobody will stop the already started journey of having a unified nation.

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