The Deputy President William Somei Ruto’s close allies on Wednesday, 23 October vowed to let down President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga’s Build the Bridges Initiative (BBI) project due to one major reason.
Speaking during the launched of the Leshuta Market in Narok County, the leaders emphasized that they will ensure that the project’s proposal does not see light or will not proceed as planned if it is only going to benefit a few individuals.
Patrick Munene the Chuka Igembe Ngombe Member of Parliament said that the will wait until they have a look at the final document for them to decide whether to support the project or back off.
Legislator Munene added that they would vet and analyze the document to see if it is for seat creation for a few individuals, and if that is the case, they will have to choice but to fail the project.
Narok Women Representative Soipan Tuya also echoed Munene’s sentiments maintaining that they have no problem with BBI so long as it will be of great help to all Kenyans and not few individuals as it seems.
Part of Soipan’s statement reads, “If this BBI is for fulfilling selfish interests, we will reject it. We will back its recommendations if it advocates for reforms that will better the lives of Kenyans.”
Ruto on his side decided to ignore BBI talks during Mashujaa Day celebrations but rather talked about development projects for the country stating the country will only move forward with project development like building roads and connecting electricity and not engaging selves in politics which don’t add value to people.