Late Thursday evening, Deputy President William Ruto had a candid interview with Citizen TV where he weighed in on several hot topics as the race to succeed President Uhuru heats up.
During the interview, Ruto discussed the ongoing Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) debate noting that the current referendum push was not part of the initial BBI plan. The second-in-command in the country pointed out that he was involved in the process of selecting the BBI team members relying on the above premise, only for the agenda to change into a constitutional amendment process.
“I participated in the nomination of those who are in the BBI committee… The original agreement was that there were no constitutional changes but along the way things can happen and I have no problem with that…My boss, the President, is involved in this process. It is my duty to ensure that I make my contribution to make the process succeed,” Ruto said.
Responding to Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju’s ban from accessing the party’s headquarters in Pangani, the DP vowed to visit the premises since he is the deputy party leader.
“My presence in Jubilee headquarters is not news, Jubilee headquarters is the party where I’m the deputy party leader. For anybody to raise an issue about my presence in Jubilee headquarters is completely to miss the point. In fact, I will be making many more trips to Jubilee headquarters because we need to prepare the party for the future,” he said.
A few months ago, Tuju banned Ruto from accessing the premises accusing him of using it to operationalise his 2022 campaign.
“The NMC has resolved that the Deputy President will not use the party headquarters for his brand of so-called hustler politics. We will not allow an attempted power grab as happened yesterday,” Tuju SAID.