Following Court of appeal’s decision to uphold the high court decision of declaring the BBI null and void, President Uhuru Kenyatta has convened yet another meeting with the BBI proponents on the way forward after the flop.
The head of state has called for a meeting with the One Kenya Alliance (OKA) leaders and the Orange Democratic party leader Raila on Wednesday August 25, 2021 at State house Mombasa.
Reports from the People daily indicate that the meeting is scheduled to be a gathering of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) proponents in a bid to discuss the next course of action after the Court of Appeal recently declared the bill illegal.
Further report details indicate that the OKA principals of Musalia Mudavadi (Amani National Congress), Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Moses Wetangula (Ford-Kenya), and Gideon Moi (Kanu) will also be discussing how to form an alliance with Raila in order to face Deputy President William Ruto.
“The president had convened a meeting on Monday, August 23, of Raila, and the OKA principals in order to take stock of the Court of Appeal verdict but this has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 25, to allow maximum attendance.
“This will also be a follow-up on the meeting on Tuesday last week, which focused on forming a formidable alliance to face Ruto in next year’s General Election,” the source intimated.
The One Kenya Alliance had downplayed the reports from last week meetings that it was based on discussions to support Raila for the top seat ahead of the 2022 polls.
“No one asked or even suggested that we support anyone for anything,” Mudavadi stated.
The former prime minister also urged his supporters to move on after the Friday court of Appeal decision, stating that his plans are to focus on the “Azimio la Umoja” campaign bid for the 2022 General Election.
His new strategy is viewed as a focus to counter the Deputy President William Ruto’s bottom-up approach, in rescuing the common folk from the economic woes bedeviling the nation.
“Let people stop belaboring on the BBI verdict and stay focused on our 2022 Azimio la Umoja movement,” Raila recently stated.