Deputy President William Ruto is currently hosting a delegation of Tanga Tanga leaders at his Karen home in Nairobi.
Reports indicate that over 150 leaders drawn from among others, Governors, Senators, woman representatives, and Members of Parliament allied to the DP are in attendance.
The leaders trooped his Karen home in the morning to attend a crucial Building Bridges Initiative meeting to deliberate on common ground, after the emergence of divergent viewpoints.
Divisions emerged on the document with a section of leaders wanting the document voted in on a clause by clause approach, while others want it all expunged in entirety.
Mumias East legislator Benjamin Washiali had opined that there are good sections of the document that should not be thrown out, adding that there are also sections that affect them all as a people.
“There are good things in the bill which we do not want to see thrown away. We can reason together on how to solve this matter. Indeed, Kenyans are not happy with additional MPs but this is a problem that will affect both Jubilee and ODM,” Washiali said during a recent interview.
The DP and his camp have also been sending mixed reactions on the document, with the recent softening of his stand after some of his proposals were integrated into the final document.
Speaking in Nakuru yesterday, the DP insisted on the possibility of a consensus without taking the country through a win-loss referendum that would further divide Kenya.
“We must not have winners and losers. We can fashion a win-win and that is possible and it will be possible. I am very confident we will do so together,” the DP said.
This comes after allies like Gatundu South’s Moses Kuria and his Kimilili counterpart Didmus Baraza had earlier vowed to lead a No campaign a move Dr. Ruto seems to be drifting away from.