Deputy President William Ruto has hit out at President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga plus their teams pushing for the BBI referendum, saying they are misleading Kenyans with the proposed plebiscite. While addressing mourners in Kibuchai, at the funeral service of area MP James Lusweti, Ruto claimed Kenyans had not read the document and should not be told to support it.
“Before we move any step in regard to the change in the constitution, let every Kenyan be given a copy of the BBI report for them to read, understand and know why we need to change the constitution.”
“There is need for us to change the retrogressive politics in our country. We can only do so if we stop talking about who wants to be the President or who wants to be the Prime Minister and many other positions for politicians. We should instead address the concerns of hustlers like boda-boda riders, touts, saloon and kinyozi traders among others,” Ruto said.
The Deputy President who was speaking at Sanandiki Primary school in Kabuchai constituency, Bungoma County insisted that the interests of boda-boda riders, mama mbogas, touts and small scale traders must be addressed in the BBI for it to be fully accepted by all Kenyans.
Ruto’s team has also been pushing for a multiple-choice referendum and wondered how voters will be confused if they are able to vote in an election with six ballot papers.
“If voters did not get confused while voting for Governors, Senators, Women Reps, MPs and MCAs, how will they be confused with referendum questions,” he posed.