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Major cracks in DP Ruto’s Tanga Tanga camp as allies clash over BBI

Days after the Building Bridges Initiative bill got overwhelming support from over 40 County Assemblies surpassing the required 24 county assemblies threshold, a major crack has emerged in the Deputy President William Ruto-led Tanga Tanga faction.

Reports privy to the information indicate that the DP’s camp is split in three following a clearance by 42 County assemblies for the BBI bill to proceed to the Parliament.

The three camps have different opinions for the DP with one wanting him to stay neutral and avoid supporting or opposing the bill.

The other two camps are reported to be of the thought that the DP declares his support for it and gain from it while a third faction is pushing him to lead the ‘no campaign’ against the Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2020.

The second in command is yet to comment on the direction he will take on the matter with details emerging of the referendum to be held by May 2021.

The President yesterday met a team of other six Political leaders in what appears as preparation for the upcoming constitutional amendment referendum.

Among those present at the Statehouse meeting, yesterday includes, Musalia Mudavadi (ANC), Charity Ngilu (Narc), Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya), and Gideon Moi (KANU), Kalonzo Musyoka(Wiper), and Raila Odinga.

The meeting came ahead of a grand plan by the handshake partners to kickstart a nationwide campaign by Monday next month to popularize the bill.

It is all systems go with the country already zoned into 10 regions from where to attack the campaigns.

The 10 regions are Coast, North Eastern, Upper Eastern (Meru, Embu, Tharaka-Nithi, Marsabit, and Isiolo), Lower Eastern (Machakos, Kitui, and Makueni), Central, Nairobi, North Rift, South Rift, Nyanza, and Western.

The regions are to be led by political leaders with plans to integrate, civil society leaders, clergy, trade unionists, and representatives of special interest groups.

Political big names in the Country including selected governors allied to the two principals and regional kingpins will be tasked with the campaigns.

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    Written by Fred Orido

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