Deputy President William Ruto has thrown the spanner into works, holding a joint meeting with lawmakers drawn from both ODM and Jubilee party.
The second in command was holed up in the meeting at his Karen home where the BBI report formed part of the agenda as Ruto plots his next move that will determine his future in politics and quest to suceed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Ruto held a meeting with all the Members of the County Assembly of Wajir led by Majority Leader Mohamud Gabane and Minority Leader Abdi Hussein in his Karen residence, Nairobi County.
During his meeting, Ruto called upon the Members of County Assembly to work together through Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) process to build consensus on the report.
“County Assemblies must work together and push for progressive engagements around the Building Bridges Initiative so that we can build a consensus on the report. They must shun a forced yes-no campaign that threatens to be retrogressive to the country. A divisive referendum process cannot be used to achieve a united country. We must at the moment prioritize the health of our people and focus on countering the effects of Covid 19,” Ruto said.
The second in command noted that there is no need of having yes-no campaign over the BBI report during the referendum that will threaten the stability of the country.
He also urged the leaders to give priority to the health of Kenyans and focus on countering the effects of Covid-19.
The meeting comes barely a few days after DP Ruto cancelled his politicalk activities across the country.
Among activities that DP Ruto had cancelled include a series of political gatherings that he was set to hold in the Eastern region. He also revealed that he will greatly scale down his political engagements.