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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST OCT,2020-Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday snubbed the Kisii State Lodge event where his boss President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga received the much-anticipated BBI report.
Sources intimate that the report will be launched to the public on Monday at the Bomas of Kenya.
The DP whose camp has previously critiqued the report as a “vehicle for the political elite to award themselves leadership positions” instead, attended the funeral service of Eldoret Huruma Ward MCA Peter Chomba.
The MCA succumbed to COVID-19 complications a week ago.
Ruto-allies led by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen dismissed the report handover, saying “as expected, it is totally underwhelming”.
Senator Millicent Omanga also joined the fray, firing shots at Raila who had scoffed at Ruto’s wheelbarrow initiative.
During the report handover, Raila has accused Ruto of hoodwinking Kenyans by using his helicopter to go donate the wheelbarrows and fruits carts.
“Before Raila lectures anyone about donating helicopters instead of Wheelbarrows to the youth he must tell us how many helicopters he has donated. We don’t want people taking Kenyans for fools just to be politically correct,” Omanga wrote on Twitter.
On Tuesday, during the Mashujaa Day celebrations, DP Ruto said he only hopes that the conversation about the BBI will be a robust one that includes all Kenyans.
President Kenyatta has now dismissed the rhetoric about the report being about leadership positions, urging Kenyans to read and internalize the report.
According to him, the BBI report is the elusive elixir that Kenya needs in order to solve rounds of violence after elections while building a nation of ideals.
He has appealed to politicians to desist from divisive politics and instead, read the report with the aim of making it better.