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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,30TH NOV,2020-Deputy President William Ruto has sought to break his silence and respond to confusion surrounding his support of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.
The deputy president’s latest move comes after one of the local dailies ran a story purporting that he had been cornered into supporting the BBI report.
“Cornered?? Not as easy as you think my friends. Scaling the stairs while chewing gum we do without a problem. It’s never too late to do the right thing.
“Tremendous progress achieved. Consensus on remaining Issues & Process so as to have Non-Divisive vote best Option,” stated Ruto.
Ruto reiterated his previous stand of having a consensus in some of the contentious issues contained in the report after he appeared to endorse it on Saturday.
The Jubilee Deputy Party Leader noted that he had a constitutional duty to assist President Uhuru Kenyatta and went on to welcome the changes included in the report.
“I’ve a constitutional duty to assist my boss, the President. We’ve made an improvement to BBI post-Bomas.
“Now working on consensus for Kenyans to have real choices to decide/vote while avoiding yes/no, all/nothing division. We avoided lose-lose we can overcome win-lose to achieve win-win,” he noted.
A section of Kenyans, however, came out to blast the Deputy President for referring to provisions already contained in the document he had earlier criticised.
Ruto had previously opposed the constitutional reforms stating that the report should focus on all Kenyans instead of few political leaders.
The article in the daily claimed that Ruto was at crossroads in choosing either to back Uhuru in his support for BBI, oppose the changes or play the waiting game.