President Kenyatta and his close ally Raila Odinga received the final BBI report at the Kisii State Lodge today morning.
Absent during the unveiling of the Building Bridges Initiative report was Deputy President William Ruto.
The DP has continuously opposed the report stating that it offered a soft landing for some senior politicians in the political arena.
Ruto’s Twitter page instead showed him attending a funeral at Uasin Gishu of Huruma’s ward representative Peter Kiiru Chomba who succumbed to the covid-19 virus.
Upon receiving the report at the Kisii State Lodge, President Uhuru Kenyatta encouraged Kenyans to go through the information thoroughly since it concerned their lives and that of their young one.
The Head of State additionally added that the report did not discriminate against any person or community.
He added that as leaders, they were looking for a consensus and not disagreements that would divide the people of Kenya.
President Kenyatta also urged leaders to show leadership and unite Kenyans instead of dividing the country.
“How can we, as Kenyans, create a country that is safe for everyone, equitable, inclusive, and creates opportunities for all its citizens,” posed the President.
The President also added that dealing with problems at hand will help sort out issues regarding political violence and bloodshed.
All Kenyans will be taken through the BBI report at the Bomas of Kenya next week on Monday.
Since it is a national dialogue, the President urged all responsible agencies to circulate the report widely.
The ODM party leader, on the other hand, said they had eagerly waited for the report. He added that before its unveiling, they highlighted all problems faced by the people of Kenya.
The former Prime Minister, for instance, said that people in the Coastal region highlighted land issues while those from Mount Kenya said they faced neglection.
He also used the platform to tare into the DPs hustler movement saying instead of giving Kenyans wheelbarrows; he should have given them his chopper.