BBI: Ruto allies want to attend, take charge of rallies

By K24Tv Team On Tue, 21 Jan, 2020 14:00 | < 1 min read
Allies of Deputy President William Ruto at a press conference in Nairobi on January 21, 2020. PHOTO | ANGELA CHEROR | K24

Deputy President William Ruto’s allies have made about-turn on the Building Bridges Initiative sensitization campaigns.

Instead of criticizing the report, the leaders on Tuesday announced that they will now participate in the BBI rallies, including take charge of some of the events.

The announcement was made by the Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen at a press conference in Nairobi.

“After consultations as leaders, we have decided in order to pursue the original spirit of the BBI irrespective of our concerns against the use of public resources in a process that has been blessed with full nationwide consensus, we will participate and, where necessary, take charge of these public rallies,” said the Elgeyo-Marakwet senator.

So far, BBI rallies have been scheduled to be held across the country, namely: Mombasa (January 25), Embu and Meru (February 2), Garissa (February 9), Eldoret (February 16), Suswa (February 17), Kiambu (February 25) and Nairobi (February 26).

But other than those counties, DP Ruto allies want more meetings planned in other parts of the country for “deeper engagement and wider participation.”

The leaders resolved to also contribute towards the success of the already organised BBI rallies across the country, beginning with Mombasa this weekend.

“That to support existing efforts and complement the already scheduled rallies, we are organizing rallies in other parts of the country. We shall soon announce the calendar of complimentary rallies to reinforce those already published. To these rallies, everybody irrespective of political opinion is invited,” said Mr Murkomen.

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