Section of leaders drawn from Rift Valley back BBI report

Written By: Erick Kiplangat/Celestine Mwango

A section of leaders from Deputy President William Ruto’s stronghold have rallied support for the Building Bridges Initiative Report.

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The leaders drawn from church organizations, marginalized groups, civic leaders and opinion leaders in the Rift Valley led by Aaron Sigei said the increase of county allocation from 15 per cent to 35 per cent is a big achievement to Kenyans and they fully support BBI.

He said that it is a constitutional moment and their support has nothing to do with 2022 succession politics.

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Peter Kirui, chairman, Interdenominational Pastors Fellowship (Kericho and Bomet) said they have read the contents of the BBI report and they are endorsing it.

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He said the report guarantees freedom of worship and does not legalize same-sex marriage.

Kirui, while urging Kenyans to also read the report, appealed to the church not to be dismissive before but read well the report and understand.

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He said the grace period of four years which has been given to the students on repayment of HELB loans is an achievement and a relief to them and the parents.

Elsewhere, members of the Kuria community have vowed to throw their weight behind the Deputy President William Ruto in what they say some recommendations were not genuine.

While addressing the media At Kegonga in Kuria East, the Kuria community said that some of the proposed recommendations raised by the Deputy President were genuine and they will support whichever decision he shall make regarding constitutional amendments.

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The Kuria community claim that they would not support the BBI report since it did not capture issues from marginalized communities.

On issues regarding their retrogressive cultural practices like FGM and same-sex marriage that has regressed education of the girl child in the region.


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