INSIST ON BOMAS ORIGINAL

Pro-Ruto group to lobby against BBI 'if corrupted'

Friends of Ruto Movement vows to reject additions 'that don't serve ordinary Kenyans'

In Summary

• Youth leader says they will reject report if additions don't involve the youth. 

• Friends of Ruto coordinator alleges 'unacceptable' plot to adulterate the report. 

Friends of Ruto Movement Kitui coordinator James Wambua addresses the media at Kyuso Market last weekend after the outfit's meeting.
NO ADDITIONS: Friends of Ruto Movement Kitui coordinator James Wambua addresses the media at Kyuso Market last weekend after the outfit's meeting.
Image: MUSEMBI NZENGU

A group of leaders from Kitui county have pledged to campaign against the BBI report if the original Bomas document is adulterated. 

Members of Friends of Ruto Movement said that since they operate from the grassroots level, they will oppose any additions to the report that do not serve the interests of ordinary Kenyans. 

“We will resist any machination to ignore the interest of Kenyans. We will reject any other BBI report except the document that was initially unveiled at Bomas,” Kitui group coordinator James Wambua said.  

Wambua was addressing the media following a meeting for representatives of the movement at a hotel in Kyuso town, Mwingi North subcounty, on Saturday. The meeting was a result of the Kitui BBI meeting on February 1. 

During rally that was addressed by top politicians including ODM leader Raila Odinga and Wiper's Kalonzo Musyoka, there were chaotic scenes as an attempt was made to eject Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria who had arrived when the meeting was underway.

Wambua it was clear there was an unacceptable scheme to adulterate the original report launched at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi. He said such a plot was unacceptable to the Deputy President and his brigade. 

Youth leader Meshack Suti said nothing short of the original BBI report launched at Bomas would be accepted by the youth. He said, however, the only worthy additions to the BBI report were youth issues.

“The youth are opposed to a different BBI report that is being cooked up,” he said. 

Representative of the Disabled Maxwell Ongoro said President Uhuru Kenyatta should facilitate the distribution of printed copies of the BBI report for Kenyans. 

Edited by R.Wamochie