Deputy President (DP) William Ruto is in a catch-22 situation over the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) process.
The second in command is currently in a crisis meeting with at least 140 MPs and several governors at his Karen home. The meeting is meant to discuss the matter and adopt a common position.
Some of the leaders who have already arrived include MPs Moses Kuria (Gatundu South), Aisha Jumwa (Malindi), Caleb Kositany (Soy), Nelson Koech (Belgut); Governors Josphat Nanok (Turkana), Jackson Mandago (Uasin Gishu), Moses LenoKulal (Samburu), and Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga.
DP Ruto allies arrive at his Karen residence, for BBI consensus building
In the recent past, DP Ruto has been flip-flopping whether or not to support the BBI.
The DP is still working on finding a consensus on some issues in the Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2020. According to Ruto, Kenya does not need a contested, divisive referendum at the moment.
“I’ve CONSTITUTIONAL duty to assist my boss,the PRESIDENT.We’ve made IMPROVEMENTS to BBI post bomas. Now working on CONSENSUS for kenyans to have REAL CHOICES to decide/vote while avoiding yes/no,all/nothing DIVISION.We avoided lose-lose we can overcome win-lose to achieve WIN-WIN,” said Ruto on Monday, November 28.
DP Ruto is 50/50 about the BBI report because if he supports it then he has to play it with Raila Odinga which he wouldn’t want but if he opposes it that means he is against Uhuru Kenyatta.