– The BBI report was a product of the March 2018 unity deal between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
– MPs allied to Deputy President have interpreted the deal as a smooth pathway for Raila to obtain power.
– The Ruto and Odinga camps have in the recent past engaged in bitter public exchanges in an apparent show of might.
Leaders leaning towards Deputy President William Ruto’s political camp have sworn to resist any attempt aimed at incorporating additional executive positions in the Building Bridges Initiative report. The politicians, who spoke yesterday in the Kamahindu area of Lari Constituency during the burial ceremony of businessman Joseph Wainaina’s mother, Ruth Wanjiku, accused their pro-handshake colleagues of plotting to modify the report with a primary focus on creating ‘unnecessary’ seats in the governance structure.
The Deputy President was also present at the gathering when his troops spat vicious attacks against ODM leader Raila Odinga, accusing him of trying to mutilate a well-intended process for his own selfish gains. The plot, they argued, was inconsiderate as it would place an additional burden on the shoulders of the common man.
The brigade also vowed to oppose the proposed creation of regional governments that seek to give County Governors a soft landing after finishing their two terms in office.
“Before we create any political positions, let’s first get our youth employed, let’s ensure our coffee, tea, and milk farmers get the best prices for their produce,” Said Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa.
In his address, the Deputy President stated that he is in full support of the BBI, but was quick to note that the process should not be furthered at the expense of government development programs.
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