DP Ruto Allies Make Fresh Demand to Uhuru

  • Deputy President William Ruto greets Sirisia MP John Waluike at an event in Bungoma County in 2018
    Deputy President William Ruto (left) greets Sirisia MP John Waluke (right) at an event in Bungoma County in 2018
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  • Deputy President William Ruto's allies on Sunday, July 12, called for the immediate release of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, citing politics being behind the delays.

    Soy Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany claimed that President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga were playing with Kenyans on when the report would be released.

    Kositany noted that the Tanga Tanga brigade had changed tune on the report and was now supporting it, calling for its release without further delay.

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    Soy Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany speaking at a past event.
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    "They should release the BBI report rather than trying to play politics with it, we know they are still looking for those who will oppose it, let them bring it, no one will oppose it.

    "The task force has completed its work, where is this report? Why are they taking long before releasing it?" noted Kositany in an interview with Daily Nation.

    The BBI taskforce announced that it had completed the report on Tuesday, June 30, upon the expiry of its mandate and was waiting for Uhuru and Raila to provide a date for its release.

    According to reports, the delay in the release of the document was occasioned by Raila travelling to Dubai for a minor back surgery.

    Keiyo South MP Daniel Rono stated that after Tanga Tanga revealed that it was banking on the expanded executive to plot for 2022 coalitions, the move has unsettled Uhuru and Raila.

    According to the report, the president is expected to remain as the head of state and government but there is a proposal to create a Prime Minister's office who will be appointed by MPs.

    Kimilili MP Didmus Baraza stated that the expansion of the executive would work in Ruto's favour by handing him a perfect opportunity to accommodate his coalition partners.

    Belgut MP Nelson Koech was however against the release of BBI at a time when the country was grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic.

    "Whether it is delayed or not is not an issue for the people of Kenya because it is nowhere near their priorities," he stated.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) nd ODM leader Raila Odinga during a previous meeting
    President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) and ODM leader Raila Odinga during a previous meeting.
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