Even as the compilation of BBI signatures before presentation to the IEBC continues, Deputy President William Ruto’s camp continues to push for a consensus that will see a win-win end in the referendum.
Ruto, who has since insisted on the need to amend some sections in the report before declaring his full support for the report, has overtime been told off by a section of Kieleweke and ODM Party Leader Raila Odinga’s camp.
According to ODM, Ruto has been late in his push to have the report further amended and that his demands were just strategies to delay the process before 2022.
And on Tuesday evening, The Star Newspaper, through its headline slated for Wednesday, reported that Raila’s camp was making a U-Turn and now demanding for fresh amendments to the report before being subjected to the referendum.
According to the paper, there has been an ongoing in-fights inside the pro-BBI camp, with ODM feeling that some of their demands had not been captured and that some proposals were deliberately amended without involving them.
It is reported that Raila’s allies are not happy with Uhuru’s camp over the recently enacted changes on the report and that Uhuru and Ruto allies are also discussing imminent changes that are more likely to be announced on Friday.
The headline has sparked mixed reactions online with a section of users accusing the Newspaper’s Chief Editor of being a pro-Ruto sympathizer.
Others opined that was the beginning of a division between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga’s comradeship, which had been glowing since the March 2018 handshake.
“Tangatanga propagandists let by Olive Mathenge are worse than Humphrey Kariuki. After all, Kariuki was innocent. They want to drive a narrative that ODM is dissatisfied with the BBI process. Jinga Kabisa” tweeted ODM allied Blogger Abuga Makori