Deputy President William Ruto has scolded Opposition chief Raila Odinga and his allies for issuing conditions to those meaning to attend BBI meetings. Ruto sentiments came shortly after Raila addressed a presser on Thursday, January 23, stating he had no problem with those meaning to attend the meetings but cautioned them against fanning violence.
Ruto said the BBI report is for all Kenyans and nobody should issue threats or purport to be deciding who should attend and who shouldn’t. Photo: William Ruto. Source: Facebook Ruto, during a quick rejoinder, said nobody has the authority to offer conditions to other Kenyans on when and the way they ought to conduct themselves during BBI meetings.
“BBI is not for a specific group, individual or party. It is not for politicians or leaders alone, BBI is for all Kenyans and I want to tell those giving us conditions to stop lecturing us. There is no foreigner in this country, we are all Kenyans and BBI is not someone’s property.
Opened the National Government Constituency Development Fund (NGCDF), City Carton Community Centre and the Chief's offices, Embakasi West, Nairobi County. pic.twitter.com/DmrGZvWSMH
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) January 23, 2020
Raila who hosted several leaders from Central Kenya among them governors and senators told off those claiming he was using BBI to get a foundation for his 2022 political base insisting the report is supposed to unite all Kenyans and address issues hailing the country.
“BBI is an agenda to unite the people of Kenya so that we can move on as one people. It will be very misguided and unfortunate for anybody to imagine he sabotaged this exercise, this is a process that is being driven by the people of Kenya and we welcome everyone to be part of it,” said Raila.