Tension, Confusion in DP Ruto’s Camp as Members Clash Over BBI Report

Tension rocks the Deputy President William Ruto’s camp as Tangatanga members clash over the contentious Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report that continued to push the country into a political turmoil with rival groups continuing to disagree on the final report’s details.

The pro-BBI brigade led by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga and President Uhuru Kenyatta has been on the front line to sensitize and inform Kenyans about the controversial report since it was unveiled.

When the report was unveiled and people thought it would be open for a consensus on the report but in the past few weeks the former Prime Minister changed to a hard-liner suggesting that time for dialogue to amend the report was over hence no further amendments for the report would take place.

The opposition chief’s stand on the report seems to be causing panic and distress in the ruling Jubilee party, a thing that is claimed is dividing a team that has been speaking in one voice to oppose the report.

Soi Member of Parliament Kaleb Kositany has criticized the ODM leader for attempting to push a ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ referendum affirming that the Tangatanga team will not oppose 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 stated.

However, nominated Member of Parliament David Ole Sankok declared that he is ready to lead the ‘No’ campaigns noting that the report has failed to address the recommendations of the disabled and the pastoralist communities.

“Even if I’m left alone ranger, I will lead the rest of the country in the anti-BBI campaign. This is a doctored document. It didn’t capture any issue we submitted on behalf of the disabled or pastoralist communities,” Sankok stated.

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