BBI Must Not be Hijacked by Politics- US Envoy Warns

US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter has warned politicians against hijacking President Uhuru Kenyatta’s pet project- Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

Speaking in Kisii where the first BBI delegates consultative forum was hosted, Ambassador McCarter advised politicians to cease from using the BBI to further their individual political agenda.

US Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter and DCI boss George Kinoti. PHOTO: Courtesy

McCarter, known for his unwavering fight against corruption, was in his nationwide tour of counties.

This comes just four days after Opposition leader Raila Odinga together with Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i led a BBI forum in Kisii.

The meeting that was attended by at least 10 Governors from across the political divide received backlash from Deputy President Dr William Ruto who stated that it was a “waste of time and resources.”

DP Ruto maintained that all Kenyans had accepted the BBI proposals and that there should be no further use of public money to bankroll BBI forums.

However, on Monday President Kenyatta gazetted a 14-member list of BBI taskforce that is supposed to traverse the country for purposes of achieving unity and cohesion.

President Kenyatta met with his then political enemy, Raila Odinga in 2018 following an acrimonious General election.


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