President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga launched the highly anticipated building bridges initiative (BBI) report at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday last week.
And few days after the report was launched, several hundreds of members of the national assembly and the Senate held a BBI retreat in Naivasha to have a final look at the document before initiating proceedings for a referendum.
And today, the MPs and senators who had met with president Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM Party leader Raila Odinga at the end of the conference announced that they have reached a consensus.
Led by Siaya County senator James Orengo, the lawmakers said that they have agreed to popularize and initiate a referendum on the document as it is without making further ammendments.
And now, deputy president William Ruto has emerged to speak after President Uhuru and Raila Odinga’s BBI retreat and subsequent declaration with MPs.
In a stark contrast with what the Naivasha retreat resorted to (subjecting the BBI proposals without further ammendments), DP Ruto has called for further a mechanism where further views on the BBI report will be incorporated.
He says that it is possible for the country to agree on the contentious matters so as to enable the country move together forward as one.
We should find a mechanism to bring together all divergent views on the Building Bridges Initiative report. It is possible for us to agree on the contentious issues therein so that we can move the country forward. We cannot unite Kenya through divisive tactics.