Details have emerged indicating that Deputy President William Ruto is considering making a U-turn and supporting the BBI report with the second in command holding a closed-door meeting with 4 influential Tanga Tanga politicians and governors to brief them of the developments and plot the way forward.
The Star reports that Ruto met governors Paul Chepkwony (Kericho), Stephen Sang (Nandi) and Stanley Kiptis and former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjiri at his Karen home after most of his concerns were adddressed in last minute changes to the BBI report.
Ruto’s communications boss confirmed that most of the issues raised by the second in command had been addressed in what could have paved way for the development with reports indicating that ODM party leader Raila Odinga shelved at least three demands to reach an agreement with DP Ruto.
“Most of the issues he raised have been addressed. Although there are a few other people who are still unhappy progress has been made. It is not too late to build further consensus,” said his spokesman Emmanuel Tallam.
Details of Ruto’s meeting with the governors remain scanty with a source privy to the detail divulging that the DP held private talks with the four leaders as part of his broad consultations on his next course of action.
Odinga is reported to have ceded ground, shelving at least three demands to accomodate the DP.
Among the demands that the ODM party leader is understood to have given up after a series of meetings with various interest groups is the re-vetting of current IEBC Commissioners.
Raila is also reported to have given up his call for the Senate to vet and approve nominees to constitutional and independent offices.