Kenyans should own BBI, says DP Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto has asked leaders to keep 2022 politics out of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

He said leaders should focus on the recommendations of the BBI during the ongoing meetings.

Speaking at Kapsigilai grounds in Cherangany Constituency, Trans Nzoia County, during a meeting of churches, on Saturday, the Deputy President said leaders should give ordinary Kenyans the opportunity to own BBI.

“The ongoing meetings will lose meaning if leaders who talked during the Kisii and Kakamega rallies are the same ones talking in all other meetings. Let’s give others the opportunity to address these meetings,” said Dr Ruto

The Deputy President said leaders should be sincere and honest on the BBI issues if its intention of uniting the country has to be realized.

‘Let’s be sincere and focus on the BBI recommendations if we are to achieve our intentions of uniting the country. When time for politics comes, it is Kenyans who will decide on their leaders,” said Dr Ruto.

Leaders who accompanied the DP urged leaders from the opposition side to stop using BBI as an avenue to push their political agenda ahead of 2022.

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi said opposition leaders were working round the clock to stop the DP from ascending to the presidency in 2022.

“We want to know if the BBI is about the unity of Kenyans or a vehicle to drive ODM leader Raila Odinga’s 2022 presidential bid,” Sudi said.

Soy MP Caleb Kositany, Robert Pukose (Endebess), Trans Nzoia Woman Rep Janet Nangabo and other leaders present lauded the President for ordering civil servants to stop engaging in politics.

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