BBI support could fall over calls for second public participation

Boni Khalwale, Former Kakamega Senator and DP Will

The Building Bridges Initiative support is likely to decline following Deputy President William Ruto allies calls to have it subjected to the public participation for a second round.

Unlike the Punguza Mzigo initiative by the Third Way Alliance party leader Ekuru Aukot, BBI has been on the safer side receiving approval from President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga.

However, things could fall apart should the Tanga Tanga faction win its bid to have the initiative re-subjected to public opinion.

According to Dr. Boni Khalwale, former Kakamega Senator, public participation on BBI agenda was choreographed and they are not in any way going to endorse it.


ODM leader Raila Odinga wants Kenyans to support the BBI agenda, saying it will end politics of exclusion and foster unity in the country.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has also backed the BBI saying its implementation will end the divisive politics and create the right atmosphere for economic development in the country.

The President also shunned off those claiming that the initiative aims at creating him a premier position in government, saying that he is ready to retire after his second term, which ends in 2022.

But DP Ruto and his camp are claiming that the BBI agenda is a scheme to create positions for individuals, demanding that the report be subjected to another round of public participation.

They are adamant that Kenyans can turn down BBI agenda like they did to Aukot’s Punguza Mizigo.

During Madaraka day celebrations in Mombasa, Ruto called on Kenyans to reject the politics of division and ethnicity, to allow the Government realizes agenda.






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