Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta received the BBI report today
The rift in the governing Jubilee Party was evident when Deputy President William Ruto and his allies boycotted the event where President Uhuru Kenyatta finally received the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI ) report from the Haji-led team on Wednesday morning at the Kisii State Lodge.
The President arrived in the company of ODM leader Raila Odinga, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i and Kisii Governor Evans Ongwae. Speaking during the launch, Raila Odinga said the BBI team has held meetings and gotten the views of all stakeholders.
“We decided to deliberately receive the report here because this is where it all started,” he said.
The African Union (AU ) High Representative for Infrastructure Development decided to take a swipe at DP Ruto and his sympathizers insisting that the report was not useless as claimed by them.
“People saying it’s a waste of time, tuangalie watu wa chini, how do you address them if you don’t know them? Giving wheelbarrows like you fell from heaven, yet you have been there for 8 years; If you are really concerned in helping give your helicopter …BBI is the only way to save Kenyans,” Odinga said.
DP Ruto failed to show up at the event, instead, he graced the burial of Huruma MCA Peter Chomba, who died from Covid-19 complications recently.
Some of the BBI recommendations include; Formation of youth commission Political parties will access money from party fund on the basis of inclusivity of women, youth & PWD’s Court cases involving corruption to be stated & resolved in 1-2 years Gender parity in Governors & Deputy Governors