Deputy President William Ruto has reacted to the ongoing BBI ruling that will determine the fate of the initiative birthed by the handshake.
In a video seen by this writer, Ruto outlines his agenda for the nation, noting that for those supporting BBI, “the dice is cast” hinting at the fate that awaits the handshake team should the court of appeal agree with an earlier ruling made by the high court.
The second in command outlined that constitutional changes are not a priority to Kenyans and went ahead to outlined his top agenda for the nation.
“The dice is cast!Hakuna vile wanaweza kurudisha haya maneno nyuma. Tumewaambia ya kwamba imefika kiwango sasa Wakenya wameamua kabla ya kuongea mambo ya kubadilisha katiba, tutapanga vile tutabadilisha uchumi. Kabla ya kupanga vile viongozi watapata vyeo, tutapanga kwanza vile Wakenya milioni nne watapata nafasi za kazi. (There is no way they can take our agenda behind. We have been telling our competitors that a time has come that Kenyans want to talk about development, empowerment and economic growth before talking about leadership, political positions and constitutional amendments).”Ruto said.
The second in command added that it is only afterr the priorities have been addressed that Kenyans will have conversations oin the division of political posts.
“Kabla ya kupanga vile viongozi watagawana mamlaka tutapanga vilke tutawapatia empowerment weakulima na wafanyabiashara ndogondogo. Agenda number one, ni watu ambao hawana kazi. mama mboga na wafanyabiashara ndogondogo. Agenda number three ni wakulima na mashida yao tutatatua namna gani. Hapo AOB tutaweka mabo ya viongozi, mamlaka, vyeo na yale mengine.
The fate of the BBI now lies in the hands of the seven judges who are currently delivering a ruling on the matter.
— NTV Kenya (@ntvkenya) August 20, 2021
Others who have reacted to the developing story are Kipchumba Murkomen and Moses Kuria.