BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,18H AUG 2021-Deputy President William Ruto has said Kenyans are united and only have problems with the kind of economic approach used in the country.
Speaking at his Karen residence on Wednesday when he hosted more than 600 political aspirants from Nairobi County, the DP said that Kenyans are united.
“There are no problems within Kenyans, we have a problem with the economy, that is where the problem is. Kenyans have no problems with one another,” Ruto said.
Hitting out at ODM leader Raila Odinga without mentioning his name, Ruto said the handshake was brought after some politicians claimed that there was a problem with Kenyans, which was to be solved through Handshake.
He said that instead, the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila derailed the projects and developments that the government had planned to be carried out across the country.
Ruto added that the ruling Jubilee Party and the parties from the opposition side have not been spared by the handshake.
“They brought us the handshake. They told us then that there was a problem amongst Kenyans, that we need to bring Kenyans together. But what happened? We destroyed Jubilee the ruling party, it destroyed Nasa, it sabotaged the Big Four plans,” Ruto said.
He added that the handshake created the Building Bridges Initiative BBI, which he said has caused the four years of standstill in terms of developments.
“We lost four years as a nation chasing the wind called BBI. Today, we are net losers…now we have even lost this charade called BBI. Kenya has lost four precious years which should have been used to do something meaningful.”
This comes as the country awaits the Court of Appeal’s ruling on the fate of BBI which had been termed unconstitutional by the High Court.
According to the court’s communication to the parties involved in the case, the judgment will be issued on Friday in open court.
However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, only 16 lawyers will be allowed in the court while the rest will follow proceedings online.
Court of Appeal Deputy Registrar Lorraine Ogombe said each side should select 8 lawyers who will be in court.