Kipipori Member of Parliament and the National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya has made a damnong revelation on why the Deputy President William Ruto is fighting the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) that was birthed after the famous handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga in 2018.
The second in command and his Tangatanga brigade have not been happy with the initiative, vowing to fight it should it culminate in the proposed referendum.
The Deputy and his allies claim that the Building Bridges Initiative has diverted the Head of State’s focus on his Big-4 agenda, claiming that the President has shifted his attention to impressing a few political leaders and tribal kingpins unlike before when the plan was to better Kenyans lives.
However, Kimunya now claims that the DP might not be aware of what the Big four agenda entails, noting that that’s why the DP’s is not able to realize that the President’s big four agenda is about empowering Kenyans at all levels.
According to the Kipipiri lawmaker, the Head of State’s involvement in BBI doesn’t affect his (the President) performance.
“I doubt if the DP understands the Big Four. It was about empowering people at all levels through the pillars of food security, health, housing,g, and manufacturing. He (Ruto) wants to steal the Big Four and convert it into a hustler empowerment narrative,” Kimunya started.
Kimunya further stated DP Ruto’s opposition to the BBI is not because he has seen some shortcomings in the campaign, but because he is trying so hard to use the initiative to create a political war ahead of the 2022 general elections.
The lawmaker also stated that the DP who is planning to succeed President Kenyatta is trying to create a hustler versus BBI fight, to pave way for him to succeed the President whom he has fallen out with easily come 2022.
“When people say they don’t want it, they are creating an anti-BBI wave which they hope would translate to a hustler move to be hustler versus BBI,” Kimunya added.