Deputy President William Ruto has urged leaders to stop political groupings in the ongoing debate over the implementation of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) recommendations.
He said leaders from across the political divide should engage in discussions over the implementation of the BBI in a sober manner devoid of threats, blackmail and division.
Speaking during a thanksgiving ceremony for nominated MP David Sankok held at Enkare-Ngiro primary school grounds in Narok County on Friday; the Deputy President said consensus must be reached.
“We must respect all institutions as we respect the rule of law. We must always submit ourselves to the rule of law and the Constitution while debating on the way the BBI reports can be implemented,” said Dr Ruto.
He went on: “We have sections to be implemented by Parliament in case of a new law, some sections by ministries and in the event some sections, which may need the people through a referendum, then we can have a consensus on the matter.”
“We should by all means discourage us verses them contest in the debates about the BBI recommendations,” he added.
He said Kenyans should not be subjected to divisive politics at a time they want to forge ahead as people of one great country called Kenya.
“Kenyans know where they came from and where they are going. We must discourage politics based on ethnic and political persuasions,” said Dr Ruto.
Present were Governor Samuel Tunai (Narok), MPs Ken Aramat (Narok East), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), Soipan Tuya (Women Rep, Narok), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), David Sankok (nominated), Faith Gitau (Women Rep, Nyandarua) and Christopher Langat (Bomet).
The leaders said they support a parliamentary process in the implementation of the BBI recommendations.