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Uhuru, Raila receive final BBI report in Kisii as DP Ruto attends MCA’s funeral

  • Uhuru, Raila received the BBI report just a day after the Mashujaa Day celebrations.
  • DP Ruto decided to snub the event and attend the funeral service of Huruma Ward MCA Peter Kiiru.
  • DP Ruto insists that Kenyans have been excluded from the whole BBI process and that the document is meant to serve a few leaders.

After a long wait, the final Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report is out!

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday, October 21 received the final BBI report at Kisii State Lodge, just a day after the Mashujaa Day celebrations that were held at Gusii Stadium.

Deputy President (DP) William Ruto did not attend the event in Kisii, instead, the second in command was attending the funeral service of popular Uasin Gishu Count MCA Peter Kiiru. The events were running concurrently.

The BBI taskforce which is led by Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji was tasked with collecting public views on how to solve issues that have been ailing project Kenya since time immemorial, which includes but not limited to lack of national ethos, ethnic antagonism, divisive elections, inclusivity in government, shared prosperity, corruption and devolution.

According to President Uhuru, the 180-page document will be launched at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi on Monday, October 26.

During the Mashujaa Day celebrations, ODM leader Raila Odinga took to the podium with only one overriding theme in mind- drumming up support for the BBI.

Using his normal analogy of ‘BBI Reggae is on halftime’ due to the Coronavirus outbreak back in mid March, the former prime minister insisted that the initiative is the best thing the country could ever imagine of and that it will be back even stronger. Indeed it was on halftime, and the BBI reggae is back!

During the same event, DP Ruto had advised Raila, calling for the inclusion of every Kenyan in the BBI.

According to the former Eldoret North MP, currently, the BBI has sidelined the common mwananchi, and he is calling for “a robust national conversation to include everybody on board”.

“My friend the former prime minister told us about the Reggae, which is fine but I guess we will have a robust national conversation to include everybody on board,” said Ruto.


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