Rivals Raila Odinga, William Ruto set to attend same BBI rally

    After retired President Daniel arap Moi’s peaceful send off, the BBI is back with a big bang.

    Reports indicate that Deputy President William Ruto will join the pro-BBI team in their consultative meetings.

    According to Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, DP Ruto will for the first time attend the BBI rally set to be held in Meru come February 29th alongside ODM leader Raila Odinga.

    “The Meru BBI rally on 29th February will be the best so far. If inclusivity is one of the aspirations of the BBI, this will be the hallmark of the Meru rally with the Deputy President H.E Dr William Ruto set to attend for the first time alongside former Prime Minister Rt Hon Raila Odinga. This is the Kenya we want,” said Kuria.

    Leaders aligned to deputy president William Ruto decided to attend Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rallies to avoid being seen as openly fighting President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    Analysts believe that their U-turn followed concerns that they risked being isolated and locked out of the reform process if they failed to participate in the discussions.

    Earlier Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi said that leaders from Meru, Tharaka Nithi and Embu counties have already had consultative meetings and came up with some resolutions to present during the forum.

    “We must ask ourselves what should be in the BBI, this is the Kinoru declaration, entailing our issues that need to be tackled and catered for as Mt Kenya leaders,” Kiraitu said.

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