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DP Ruto Maintains That Some BBI Proposals Can be Implemented Without Constitutional Amendment

DP Ruto Maintains That Some BBI Proposals Can be Implemented Without Constitutional Amendment

Deputy President William Ruto continues to oppose a push for the amendment of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

He has since stated that a section of the proposals contained in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) document can be of major benefit to members of the public and can be implemented without Constitutional amendments.

The second in command made the sentiments while addressing spiritual leaders from various churches and mosques from Makueni Count at his Karen residence on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

Deputy President William Ruto with spiritual leaders from various churches and mosques from Makueni Count at his Karen residence on Thursday, September 23, 2021. |Courtesy| Twitter|

“Parliament and IEBC, for instance, are well placed to enhance resources to counties and undertake the creation of additional constituencies as part of their mandate,” he said.

DP Ruto accused proponents of the BBI of sabotaging the Big Four Agenda, which he maintained had major plans for the transformation of the country. He demanded an apology from pro-BBI leaders, claiming that numerous development agendas were derailed in the cause.

He stated that the push for Constitution amendment sabotaged the Big Four plan that was meant to create millions of jobs for Kenyans.

“They sabotaged the Big Four plan; that was supposed to create a universal health coverage framework that would benefit millions of women, children and old people.

“They sabotage the whole food investments strategy that would lift many farmers and create opportunities for them to access markets,” DP Ruto stated.

“Instead they brought on us matters of changing the constitution for purposes of sharing power and positions,” he noted.

The second in command reiterated that the BBI was meant to flop, stating that it was the biggest fraud and most dangerous assignment ever undertaken in the history of the country.

DP Ruto argued that if implemented, the BBI would have destroyed the constitution and imposed an imperial head of state on Kenyans, with the power to control the judiciary, and the legislature.

“That is the least the people of Kenya want for a president. The people of Kenya want a servant leader,” DP Ruto stated.

Leaders in attendance included MPs Halima Mucheke, Aisha Jumwa, John Mutunga, Kimani Ichung’wa, Victor Munyaka and UDA chairman Johnson Muthama.

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