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    Team ”Tangatanga’ set to join BBI meetings

    Since its commissioning last year, the Building Bridges Initiative has been a controversial issue in the kenyan politics. BBI has seen the ruling party jubilee divided with claims that the president is siding with the opposition. The initiative has widened the rift between the two main Jubilee counterparts, the ‘Tangatanga’ and ‘Kieleweke’ teams with the ‘tanga tanga’ team accusing the president of turning their back on them.

    In a consultative meeting, the pro-Ruto team has hence come to a decision to be attending the meetings. Over 20 legislators led by the Kipchumba Murkomen have decided they would be attending the BBI meeting this weekend. The meeting, which will be held in Mombasa will be chaired by the opposition leader Raila Odinga.

    The team has however added that it will be taking charge of some of the BBI meetings. The Ruto allies while addressing the press announced that they will be spearheading BBI meetings in their strongholds. Among the regions they cited are areas like Eldoret, Rift Valley, and Central Kenya.

    They might be leaving us out…

    In a 3-hour meeting held by the team, they however noted that their failure to participate in the meetings could leave them out of the reform process. This would hence be a big blow for the DP in his quest for the 2022 presidential seat.

    The rival camp also feared for the plans to alter the BBI report that was launched last month in Bomas.

    “We are concerned with reports of the existence of a clandestine BBI steering committee with an underground draft report and bill. To this end we demand that the entire BBI process be driven in an open and transparent manner by the gazetted committee,” said Kipchumba Morkomen.

    Yesterday, the Kieleweke team revealed a plan to strip the DP powers using the looming constitutional changes. In the statement, Deputy President William Ruto has been accused of fighting the president.

    In spite of joining the BBI sail, the lawmakers have claimed that the process has been used to misuse public funds.

    “Instead of focusing on issues affecting the people, the rallies are focused more on individual matters. This contradicts the letter and the spirit of BBI,” added Murkomen.

    Hitting on the Raila-led team, the MPs have stated that the process was hijacked. The allegations come amid plans to hold BBI meetings twice a week. The decision was implemented after a meeting was held by the BBI officials after the Bukhungu and Kisii meetings.

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