Wetangula's Plea to Uhuru in Urgent Message

  • Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula at a past political gathering. Facebook
  • Former Senate Minority Leader Moses Wetangula asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to quickly release contents of the Building Bridges Initiative report.

    Wetangula spoke at his Namuyemba home in Kanduyi Constituency on Sunday, November 17.

    The Ford Kenya party leader also told Uhuru that Kenyans were anxious to know what the BBI report entails.

    Building Bridges Initiative chairman Yusuf Haji (centre), Vice-Chair Adams Oloo (right) and the task force secretary Paul Mwangi (left) address the media in Nairobi on July 15, 2019.
    Building Bridges Initiative chairman Yusuf Haji (centre), Vice-Chair Adams Oloo (right) and the task force secretary Paul Mwangi (left) address the media in Nairobi on July 15, 2019.

    According to Wetangula, the current animosity between the Jubilee factions of Tanga Tanga and Kieleweke might come to an end if the President makes public the findings of the BBI report.

    Wetangula also took a swipe at his colleagues in the senate and parliament, castigating them for increasing the country's debt ceiling to Ksh9 trillion. 

    On Sunday, November 17, the party expressed its gratitude to Uhuru for his bid to unite the country according to a press release by ODM's minority leader John Mbadi.

    Mbadi's response came a day after Uhuru met a faction of Mt Kenya parliamentarians in the publicised meeting at the Sagana state lodge. 

    "I wish to thank the President for remaining focused on the Handshake and Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), which are fundamental instruments in the effort to remake the Kenyan nation," Mbadi wrote.

    However, Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen told Uhuru that Rift Valley leaders would not even consider the BBI report until ODM party leader Raila Odinga renounces attacks on politicians who were in Kibra during the November 7 by-election. 

    Murkomen stated that Raila had agreed to work with Uhuru with a commitment to renounce violence but had reneged on the promise.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta and AU envoy Raila Odinga at Uhuru's Nyayo House office in Nairobi after the March 2018 handshake.
    President Uhuru Kenyatta and AU envoy Raila Odinga at Uhuru's Nyayo House office in Nairobi after the March 2018 handshake.