New details have emerged on why the Deputy President William Ruto and his Tangatanga brigade are opposing the contentious Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) that was birthed as a result of the famous handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Former roads minister Franklin Bett has spilled the beans on the hidden agenda behind the second in command and allies’ frequent attacks on the controversial report.
The Ex-minister claimed that all leaders opposing the BBI have a hidden personal and vested interests, challenging all those opposing the BBI to speak out or keep quiet until the report is passed.
“I dare say that ALL persons for and against BBI have deep-rooted personal and vested interests. I hereby challenge anybody with a different opinion or view to say it now or keep quiet until the end of time,” Bett stated.
Bett’s remarks on why the DP and his supporters are opposing the report elicited mixed reactions from a section of Kenyans who questioned him whether he has taken sides himself, prompting him to explain what’s his interest in supporting the BBI.
“Haven’t you taken sides yourself? Am sure you also have interests but you are playing it safe. In Politics, sitting in the fence is the most expensive affair,” One user reacted.
Responding to the question, Bett said his interest in the BBI is not selfish but for the wellbeing of all citizens and the prosperity of the country at large.
“Yes, my interest remains the same: the wellbeing of each Kenyan and the prosperity of KENYA,” Bett responded.