Ruto Finally Set to Attend BBI Rally

The BBI campaign trail is back on after the temporary postponement.

Deputy President William Ruto has been in the thick of things in regards to the initiative.

Ruto was considered to be part of the group that publicly was against the project started by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

DP William Ruto during a past function

Details emerged that the DP is set to make an appearance for the first time at the ongoing BBI rallies.

According to Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, DP Ruto will be among the guest alongside Raila at the planned Meru BBI meeting.

Through a tweet, Kuria noted that the move by the second in command will cement the agenda of inclusivity.

“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,” read the tweet.

The Ruto ally further stated that the two being at the forum together signifies the changes wanted by Kenyans.

Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga

The change of heart by the ex-URP leader comes a month after giving his stand on attending the gatherings.

During a fiery interview with NTV senior journalist Ken Mijungu, Ruto noted that his attendance was decided by Uhuru.

“I have told you (Ken) that it is not for me to tell you that I am proceeding to this rally or that rally.

“I am going to have a conversation with my boss (Uhuru) and agree on the nature of attendance,” stated Ruto.

Reports in the same month had indicated that Jubilee party member had in the same month been summoned by the President.

Additional information articulated that the ‘man from Sugoi’ was condemned over frustrating the BBI efforts.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto

Uhuru is claimed to have proclaimed that his junior was trying to tarnish his legacy.

Even before the release of the BBI report in 2019, Ruto had been vocal of how he and his camp would not accept the document.

On numerous occasions, the deputy president remarked that the document only favoured the ODM members in terms of the proposals given.

The country is eager to see the reception given to DP Ruto months after him and his brigade were embarrassed last year during the launch of the report.

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