As Deputy President William Ruto today made a triumphant entry into Kakamega in a development that sent shockwaves across the political divide, one MP in his company stood out.
Ruto used the opportunity to poke holes into the document even as the presence of Malulu Injendi who decamped to the pro-BBI bandwagon two weeks ago and was received by none other than former Prime Minister Raila Odinga sent shockwaves across the political divide.
Photos of Odinga welcoming the MP were widely circulated even as he welcomed him home, but little did he know that the same lawmaker would make a U-turn just a few days later.
“I was pleased to receive Malava MP Malulu Injendi who informed me that he has had a change of heart and has decided to join the team promoting the BBI initiative. He was accompanied by @GovWOparanya. Karibu sana Malulu.” Wrote Raila at the time.
In what appears to a change of heart, Malulu Ijendi was back to the DP Ruto camp as he toured Kakamega county.
“Leaders must continue building bridges of unity among Kenyans. For a more cohesive, inclusive and prosperous Kenya, let us allow the public to read, understand and make decisions freely on the Building Bridges Initiative report.
“Engaged with wananchi and grassroot leaders from Malava Constituency led by MP Malulu Injendi in Kakamega County.
MPs Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West), Charles Gimose (Hamisi) and Boni Khalwale (former Kakamega Senator) were in attendance.” Ruto wrote.
The second in command has been leading campaigns calling for consensus and further ammendments to the document.
He has also been categorical in stating that BBI is not a priority at the moment and all funds meant for the initiative should be chaneled to Civid-19 recovery.
Raila Odinga and his handshake partner President Uhuru Kenyatta on the opther hand have maintained that the document is timely and will solve several challenges in the country, leaving behind a united and prosperous Kenya.