New details have emerged that the Deputy President William Ruto’s allies have now changed tune on the contentious Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) revealing their next step.
Reports indicate that Soy Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany and who is the second in command’s close associate has informed that as the Tangatanga members led by the DP, they have resolved not to lead any campaign against the BBI.
“There was no plan for the Ruto camp to launch a ‘No’ campaign against the BBI report” Kositany informed, adding that they plan to let the matter be addressed in the court of public opinion if the former prime minister Raila Odinga will not conform to their call on the report.
“Raila is looking for a contested referendum and wants us to take the ‘No’ side. We shall not conduct any anti-BBI campaign,” Kositany reportedly stated.
The lawmaker further alleged that the reason why the ODM leader is so much opposed to their plea on the BBI proposals is that the opposition chief wants them to be on the ‘No’ side stating that they will not allow that to happen as they will only stick President Uhuru Kenyatta’s opinion since he is the ruling Jubilee Party leader.
“Whatever Raila says is not final, and will not make us change our position. We have our party leader, the President, who has indicated that he is for inclusivity. We shall only act according to his stand,” Kositany added.
Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei also reiterated that DP Ruto’s allies will not lead a ‘No’ campaign stating, “It is not us who shall lead a ‘No’ campaign if any, but the general public in their respective sectors.”