Showdown Looms as Ruto Set to Attend Same BBI Rally With Raila

The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rallies are back with a bang as latest report reveals that Deputy President William Ruto will be joining the bus.

The Mt Kenya leaders heeded to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive to postpone all BBI forums after the death of former President Daniel Moi who has since been laid to rest.As a result, the BBI meeting that was to be held in Meru on February 14 was pushed to February 29.

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has since revealed that Ruto will for the First time alongside AU envoy Raila Odinga attend the BBI rally to be held in Meru.

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Nasa leader Raila Odinga and Deputy President William Ruto being prayed for.

The Meru BBI rally on 29th February will be the best so far. If inclusivity is one of the aspirations of the BBI, this will be the hallmark of the Meru rally with the Deputy President H.E Dr William Ruto set to attend for the first time alongside former Prime Minister Rt Hon Raila Odinga. This is the Kenya we want“,said Kuria.

Leaders aligned to deputy president William Ruto decided to attend Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rallies to avoid being seen as openly fighting President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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(Left) Kipchumba Murkomen arrives at BBI rally. (Right) Moses Kuria seats on the floor after being roughed up
Analysts believe that their U-turn followed concerns that they risked being isolated and locked out of the reform process if they failed to participate in the discussions.

On Thursday, 13th February  Tanga Tanga leaders attended the funeral service of Mzee Robert Mwaura Gitau, Kandara, Murang’a County where they touched on the BBI.

Earlier Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi said Meru, Tharaka Nithi and Embu leaders have already had consultative meetings and came up with some resolutions to present during the forum.

“We must ask ourselves what should be in the BBI, this is the Kinoru declaration, entailing our issues that need to be tackled and catered for as Mt Kenya leaders,” he said.

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