Outspoken Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has protested the way two Handshake partners are handling the whole Building Bridges Initiative BBI.
Speaking in his Matuu rally on Thursday October 22, the governor observed that, as things stand now, the BBI politics was becoming complicated by day for the rest of the country and could crumble before its full arrival.
He noted that the project risks total rejection if leaders, political parties and Kenyans as a whole are not allowed to fully take part in its growth having been excluded during its inception.
He warned that the report cannot just remain between two persons who expect a population of over 45 million Kenyans of sound minds to follow them blindly.
Mr. Mutua who want to vie for presidency maintained that come what may he will be on the ballot during the next general elections. He added that he was more than ready to face-off with anyone including Ruto and Mr. Odinga who make the obvious candidates in the next race.
“We want BBI that speaks about money, this class system has to stop.”
“If the Government is not careful, the BBI will fall.”
“If they want it to pass it has to be made public to all.”
“Kenyans, leaders and parties should be included in the report, if we are on the sidelines, the Eastern region will say no,” Mutua stated.
He further warmed both Odinga and Uhuru from thinking that this project was a personal project saying anything to do with interfering with laws always affects generations to come.
He averred that the ‘class politics’ was hijacking the entire process so that to maintain the status quo as the country prepares to undergo two important elections.
According to the Maendeleo Chap Chap leader, it is going to be difficult for Kenyans to endorse something that they cannot feel part of.
“I call on the President to ensure a national dialogue involving all leaders in the process and handle perceptions that the process has been hijacked by few selfish individuals keen on benefiting from it,” he remarked.
This new stand from Mr. Mutua now leaves his constituents at crossroads as it appears to lean towards the Deputy President’s side.
There are also mixed reactions as to how the governor would be working with the same DP he has, for long been fighting, to beat the BBI proponents.