Gov Alfred Mutua Makes U-Turn on BBI, Supports Ruto

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    Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua (left) and Deputy President William Ruto (right) shaking hands at a past event.
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  • Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua made a u-turn on his support for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) as he called for inclusivity on the report.

    Mutua who was speaking during a rally in Matuu, Machakos County, on Wednesday, October 21, declared his support for Deputy President William Ruto's stand on the BBI report.

    The Governor, however, made it clear that he would give the presidency a shot in the 2022 General Elections.

    Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua addressing a crowd at Chuka Town on Friday, October 9, 2020.
    Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua addressing a crowd at Chuka Town on Friday, October 9, 2020.
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    "We want BBI that speaks about money, this class system has to stop. If the Government is not careful, the BBI will fall through. If they want it to pass it has to be made public to all.

    "Kenyans, leaders and parties should be included in the report, if we are on the sidelines, the Eastern region will say no," he noted.

    Mutua added that constitutions are meant for generations and posterity and that it is very important to keep personal interests away from constitutional discussions.

    The Governor stated that Kenyans are sensing that the same old political clique has hijacked the process and is crafting a constitutional order that favours their ambitions.

    He also called for caution from leaders when reviewing the BBI report for the people who elected them.

    Mutua called upon President Uhuru Kenyatta to involve leaders and warned that the report has been infiltrated by selfish individuals. 

    "I call on the President to ensure a national dialogue involving all leaders in the process and handle perceptions that the process has been hijacked by few selfish individuals keen on benefiting from it," he added.

    Mutua has previously endorsed the BBI changes noting that it would bridge the gap and address the problem of a poor economy.

    "As the president said, only a fool would say that Kenya is perfect and doesn't need revamping. We are at the foundation stage of laying down a system that we can believe in. Do we need the BBI?  Let us look at it," stated Mutua.

    Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua addressing a rally at Chuka town on Friday, October 9, 2020.
    Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua addressing a rally at Chuka town on Friday, October 9, 2020.
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