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President Uhuru: gains in BBI were lost because of lies by Ruto

by Enock Ndayala

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has faulted his Deputy President William Ruto over what he termed as ‘spreading blatant lies’ for political gains.

Uhuru who spoke on Wednesday, July 27, after he commissioned the refurbished Nakuru Railway Station said the second in command has been peddling lies that he deployed against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was aimed at extending his term.

The Head of State said that William Ruto cannot be trusted with the country’s leadership.

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has faulted his Deputy President William Ruto over what he termed as ‘spreading blatant lies’ for political gains.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has faulted his Deputy President William Ruto over what he termed as ‘spreading blatant lies’ for political gains. Photo: State House/Twitter

He said it was unfortunate that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) stood for all that would benefit all poot Kenyan.

“Someone came to you and lied to you that I brought BBI because I didn’t want to retire. Now it’s only a few days to go and I go home. Whatever was in that document that was to help Mwananchi was lost. I have no intention of remaining,” President Uhuru said.

The President emphasized that Kenya will only continue on the development trajectory if honest leaders who stand for the truth take over from him not the “masters of doublespeak” who are driven by selfish motives.

“I want us to have leaders who will stand for justice. Let us go for leaders who are respectful and honest.

“The most important thing is for Kenyans to unite and uphold peace. Without peace and unity, the country will not achieve its development goals,” Uhuru explained.

In March 2022, the Supreme Court dealt a huge blow to the president after it annulled President Uhuru’s-backed plan to make fundamental changes to the constitution.

Supreme Court judges said the president had acted unlawfully when spearheading the reforms. They said it should have been led by citizens – not a sitting head of State.

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