Ruto fires back at Raila on BBI, lays out new bare minimums the report needs to address


Ruto fires back at Raila on BBI, lays out new bare minimums the report needs ...
ODM leader Raila Odinga and DP William Ruto. PHOTOS | COURTESY

Deputy President William Ruto has hit back at ODM leader Raila Odinga, terming him a road block to proposed constitutional reforms.

Ruto in a series of 12 Tweets, said set out what he termed as the bare minimums before any engagement in Bridging Bridges Initiative (BBI).

The report is set to be handed to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“The lords of tribalism and poverty who are masters/beneficiaries of political violence are very mad at the unbowed hustler Movement. Why? The hustlers have refused the tribe configuration and instead they want a conversation on their individual hustles which are tribeless,” Ruto wrote on Twitter.

Ruto while defining the BBI as an elitist process went on to say:

“The hustlers, as a minimum, want a new conversation. Not about anyone’s tribe but about the hustles of each one of us, Not about power but about empowerment. Not about positions for the mighty but about jobs for the ordinary. Surely, that is not too much to ask! Is it?”

Raila had on Friday rallied proponents of the proposed reforms to brace themselves for a clash with those he termed as anti-reformists.

DP Ruto shot back, with a fresh episode of mean tweets, saying :

“Known ethnic chieftains, with no respect for rule of law or democratic election outcomes, complete with track records of chaos and anarchy, are at it AGAIN. This time with the BBI. Threatening confrontation with anyone with an alternative/contrary opinion to theirs,”

On proposals to expand the exectutive ostensibly to enhance inclusivity, Ruto said:

“To give you a heads up we want en engagement on empowerment of the millions odf hustlers not just power for the few, power is about you, the lords, some leaders and the few, empowerment is about the people, the hustlers..”.

On 2022, Ruto said that he is well aware of the deep state, the existing systems and godfathers.

You also pride in godfathers. BUT we are the people, the Hustler Nation, and we have God the father,” Ruto added

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