Deputy President William Ruto gave the Wednesday October 21st Building Bridges Initiative BBI event a wide berth.
President Uhuru Kenyatta with his new ally Raila Amollo Odinga finally received the document at the new State Lodge in Kisii.
Uhuru, Ruto and Odinga were in Kisii County yesterday(Tuesday) where they held their Mashujaa Day celebrations but as it seems, Ruto was not in plans to receive the report due to his stand on the whole project.
Homenews.co.ke has however learnt that the DP, at the time, was busy attending a funeral service of the late MCA Peter Kiiru Chomba of Huruma Ward in Turbo, Uasin Gishu.
After today’s BBI report event, highly placed sources have told us that Uhuru and Odinga have planned a mega public event at the Bomas of Kenya where the report will officially be launched and a thorough breakdown done so that everybody can understand it in terms of content.
While receiving it, President Kenyatta asked Kenyans to carefully read through the whole document and avoid being used by politicians.
“This is not a time to create division, this is a time for every one of us to show leadership and bring our country together,” he stated in his speech.
Mr. Odinga, on his part, welcomed the report which he said would change the way Kenya was being governed for the good of everyone.
He further mentioned that the structure of governance from the executive downwards will be revisited upto the devolved units saying the document centered more on representation, youths, elections, oversight and fighting graft.
After this document, according to plans, lawyers will have to sit down and come up with a bill that will be presented to the County Assemblies for debate.
The ODM leader asked MCAs to be ready to help the process sail through saying it will help a great deal in developing their wards.
The opposition leader was optimistic that this will culminate into a referendum which he termed a game changer for the country.