onday May 17, 2021 -Former Majority leader in the Senate Kipchumba Murkomen has now claimed that both Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka are not interested in the Building Bridges Initiative.
In a sharp worded tweet he made on Monday May 17, the vocal Elgeyo Marakwet lawmaker claimed that many senior politicians leaning towards President Uhuru Kenyatta are not interested in the BBI as they claim to be.
The senator argued that most of those supporting the project want Uhuru to pick them for 2022; while Mr. Odinga is doing it to complete his political journey which is headed to its sunset.
“To our Judges who may never understand politics, as your younger brother let me assure you that many politicians don’t believe in BBI. Kalonzo, MDVD and Weta are doing it for Uhuru’s endorsement. Raila is for finishing the journey even though he was shortchanged. You(judges) are the only sober group,” he tweeted.
The High Court ruling which annulled the whole BBI process as unconstitutional left most of DP William Ruto allies happy with DP invoking the name of God whom he thanked through a brief tweet.
“There is GOD in heaven who loves Kenya immeasurably. May GOD’S name be PRAISED forever,” he quipped.
There is GOD in heaven who loves kenya immeasurably. May GOD'S name be PRAISED forever.
— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) May 13, 2021
And in their spirited efforts to overturn the ruling, Uhuru and Raila have already started assembling a team of high voltage lawyers to appeal the case with the hope that this will resuscitate the dying BBI process.
After the Thursday May 13 ruling, ANC Party leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford Kenya’s Moses Wetang’ula both appeared to urge those who felt unsatisfied to walk to Courts for an appeal rather than to fault the Judiciary saying that will set a bad example in the country.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, on his part, asked for sobriety saying anyone who did not agree with the High Court outcome, just like him, must however respect the Judiciary even as other means to save the document are exploited.
President Uhuru Kenyatta is yet to comment on the ruling.