DP Ruto issues the first statement giving the way forward after the National Assembly Passed BBI Bill

DP Ruto

Deputy President William Ruto has spoken for the first time after the National Assembly voted overwhelmingly in support of the BBI Bill with some Tanga Tanga MPs making a U-turn and support the bill.

In a post seen by Kenyaleo.co.ke, the second in command hinted at the next battle-ground, noting that everyone has a role to play.

Ruto who has been leading in opposing the BBI report and its recommendations took to social media writing:

“Being a democracy, the National Assembly voted on the Constitution Amendment Bill and so will the Senate. When the people’s turn comes, they too will vote and we will march on. We should respect everyone’s decision and accept democratic outcomes; all views make us stronger”.

He made the remarks on a day that also saw him meet more than 50 Tanga Tanga MPs in what is believed to have been a strategy meeting in light of the development.

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria confirmed the meeting took place, noting that the politicians and experts from different sectors met to discuss economic revival, a subject the DP has been propagating since the pandemic broke out in the country.

“I was the moderator at the meeting where we re-validated the Bottom-Up Economic Model after the Maasai Mara retreat,” Kuria confirmed.

Moses Kuria
Moses Kuria

Kuria further also refuted claims alleging that the DP met the MPs at Karen to deliberate the outcome of the BBI vote in at the National Assembly. Multiple reports stated that Ruto strategised his plans after MPs allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga passed the bill.

The meeting was reportedly held at Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika’s Karen home barely five hours after a section of DP Ruto allies including Kimani Ngunjiri and Faisal Bader made a U-turn and supported the bill.

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