After Ruto made his speech today in a press conference after a consultation meeting with his Allys, it is still not yet clear whether he is supporting the BBI Referendum process or not. This leaves his supporters confused after he failed to give his firm stance on the BBI which was much awaited. In his statement, Ruto supports some of the proposals in the document while shunning others saying that it is not too let to amend them.
On the same note, the second in command has pointed out that the country is still in the middle of the pandemic, therefore, funds set aside for the referendum to be directed to post COVID-19 recovery kitty that would help bring some falling SMEs back to business. Regarding the referendum, Ruto has argued that it should take place in 2022 together with the general election to enable IEBC to cut cost.
"I am aware that many people want us to take a position on the BBI, and I want to tell you that where we are now is a point that requires a lot of thinking and consultation so that we can be able to engage with the rest of the process in a way that is informed. The referendum question can be included in the general election as the 7th question. We recommend that we have the referendum at the general elections and this will be at no extra cost for the IEBC. In short, we must agree on the what, the when and how, the consensus is to align the process and bring it closer to the dreams and aspirations of Kenyans, "Part of his statement read.
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