After the successful passage of the contentious BBI bill by at least 40 county assemblies, the big question now is ‘what next’. On one side for Kenyans and on the other hand for President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake partner Raila Odinga, and their perceived political nemesis DP William Ruto.
Many questions have arisen after the widespread approval of the bill, even in counties leaning towards the DP, with speculations rife that MCAs were intimidated and/or bribed to have it passed.
To support this narrative, DP Ruto’s allies have warned their handshake counterparts against celebrating their early win prematurely while adding that the passage of BBI in Mt Kenya and Rift Valley counties does not necessarily mean that the second in command has lost mwananchi’s support.
In a rejoinder, the Uhuru-Raila camp has blasted the Tanga Tanga team for sulking over their milestone while chest-thumping that the unanimous approval of the report, almost across the board, is a testament to Kenyans trust in BBI.
Now that we are certain Kenya is headed to a constitutional referendum in the coming months, do you think the report will receive similar support by the common mwananchi as witnessed in the county assemblies?
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Raphael Tuju Speaks on His Health For the First Time
Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju has been a subject of debate among Kenyans who deemed his health deteriorating after pictures of him apparently appearing weak went viral on social media.
Many were concerned whether the Jubilee leader is in stable condition with others speculating that his condition is worsening as days go by.
DP’s Allies Rule Out Ruto-Raila alliance
They say in politics there are no permanent enemies and no permanent friends — only permanent interests.
Plans for an alliance between Deputy President William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga ahead of the 2022 General Election are not on the cards, Ruto’s allies have said.
Ruto’s troops told the Star the DP and Raila have different ideologies and cannot unite, saying the 2013 unity between Mt Kenya and Rift Valley still stands.
Atwoli Insists Ruto Won’t be President in 2022
Central Organisation of Trade Unions Secretary-General Francis Atwoli has insisted Deputy President William Ruto won’t be president in the 2022 elections.
Speaking to Citizen TV on Wednesday, February 24, the long-serving trade unionist advised the second in command not to be deceived by the crowds he is attracting in his nationwide tours across the country.
Do you believe MCAs were intimidated and bribed to pass the BBI report as alleged by DP Ruto’s camp?