DP Ruto calls for an inclusive conversation on BBI

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Deputy President William Ruto and Rachel Ruto during the Mashujaa day fete at Gusii stadium. Photo/PSCU

Deputy President William Ruto has called for inclusivity and a wide ranging conversation on the Building Bridges Initiative, ahead of proposed referendum. The DP, who was speaking at the Gusii stadium in Kisii County during the Mashujaa Day commemoration, said this in reply to ODM leader Raila Odinga’s sentiment that the BBI train won’t be stopped.

“My friend the Prime Minister has told us about the reggae. It’s fine, but I guess we will have a robust national conversation that will have everybody on board,” said Ruto. Speaking earlier at the function attended by several leaders and Kenyans led by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Rails Odinga reiterated that Kenya needs to head towards a different direction, hence the need for the BBI.

He said Kenya needs to look for the missing piece to guarantee peace and stability, adding that the BBI discourse was on a good course until the Covid-19 pandemic struck. “Half time is now over, the players have been well advised, massaged and it’s time to go back to the pitch,” he stated, noting that President Kenyatta will give direction on the next course of action.