Opposition leader Raila Odinga has called on the people of Nyanza to back the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report even before reading it as he warned ‘betrayers’ to keep off the region.
ODM Party leader hosted President Uhuru Kenyatta in a BBI rally in Kisumu where he cautioned the residents from visiting Deputy President William Ruto’s home for goodies and handouts.
He also directed the county assemblies in the larger Nyanza region to pass the BBI Bill once it is presented before them.
Raila and President Kenyatta recieved the BBI report in Kisii. two days ago.
“We want when the Bill comes to our assemblies, we pass it immediately so that Nyanza leads in this,” said Raila.
The former Prime Minister did not miss to hit at growing Ruto allies in the region whom he accused of falling prey to free gifts to support a diversionary political course.
Raila believes Nyanza region is his turf but Ruto has been making inroads in Migori, Nyamira and Kisii regions with through a series of visits and fundraisers.
His visit to his Kisumu backyard is a move aimed at rallying the region to support BBI and avoid any opposition when the anticipated referendum is held.
“We don’t want to see delegations from Nyanza trooping to Sugoi for freebies. We have started a serious movement that we don’t want detractors or betrayers,” Raila said.
DP William Ruto has been hosting delegations in his Sugoi home and Karen residence where he gives token to ‘hustlers’ or emerging businessmen.
Raila tore into Ruto’s politics of tokenism saying it cannot uplift the socio-economic status of ordinary Kenyans.
He is working hard to undo the narrative of hustlers propagated by the DP that is fast sinking in the minds of Kenyans.
Raila claimed that his handshake with President Uhuru Kenyatta has delivered a BBI report that will fix the economy of Kenya and figure ways to empower Kenyan youths and to create employment.
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