Uhuru leaves for day-long Cabinet retreat in Tsavo

The Building Bridges Initiative report is likely to be released as soon as this weekend.

In Summary

•All cabinet secretaries were flown from Wilson airport last evening on military planes for the meeting.

•The meeting is seen as key because it is going to be a bonding session for the members who have been differing on several issues.

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at the KWS Law Enforcement Academy in Manyani where he is scheduled to Chair a Cabinet meeting./PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at the KWS Law Enforcement Academy in Manyani where he is scheduled to Chair a Cabinet meeting./PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta has this morning left Nairobi for Kilaguni Tsavo resort for a daylong Cabinet retreat.

The meeting is supposed to discuss political issues and BBI report that is set for release anytime.

All cabinet secretaries were flown from Wilson airport last evening on military planes for the meeting.

President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at the KWS Law Enforcement Academy in Manyani ./PSCU
President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at the KWS Law Enforcement Academy in Manyani ./PSCU
 
 

The meeting is seen as key because it is going to be a bonding session for the members who have been differing on several issues.

The president arrived a few minutes to 11 am at the KWS Law Enforcement Academy in Manyani .

He is expected to receive progress reports of several national security sector technology projects and preside over an innovation exhibition by young Kenyan techies.

 Tomorrow, the president is scheduled to host parliamentary leadership from both houses at state house for a session to discuss the yet to be released BBI document. 

The Building Bridges Initiative report is likely to be released as soon as this weekend. 

The result could be a political showdown pitting Uhuru and ODM boss Raila Odinga on one side against Deputy President William Ruto on the other. 

The BBI report is expected to change the country’s governance structure, including by the creation of the office of Prime Minister and two deputies.

Ruto, who Is gunning to succeed Uhuru, is opposed to anything that waters down the presidency. But Raila and Uhuru appear to be willing to allow greater diversity at the top. 

Already, key Ruto ally Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen is spoiling for war. 

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Murkomen, a former Senate majority leader who was among the DP’s allies ousted in the Jubilee purge, accused Uhuru of managing the BBI process like a "private property" despite being a public discourse.

The details of the imminent release of the BBI report emerged a day after Uhuru called for a meeting with the parliamentary leadership and a two-day Cabinet retreat at the Coast.