Deputy President William Ruto’s brigade made a bold stand in regards to the ongoing BBI meetings.
The politicians led by Majority leader of Senate Kipchumba Murkomen, remarked that they had a plan in place before the Mombasa rally.
During a press conference, the Elgeyo Marakwet Senator flanked by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and Parliament Deputy Whip Benjamin Washiali, noted that they would have a retreat during the week.
He asserted that the representation was a small fraction of a bigger committee which would be revealed during the occasion.
Murkomen reiterated that the media are set to be invited for the event which would be conveyed in either Nairobi, Nakuru or Naivasha.
The vocal Rift Valley leader pointed out that the agenda of the forum would be inclined towards the BBI report.
“We have agreed as a team that this a small part of a larger team, we will have a retreat of the whole team in the next one week which we will invite you in the neighbourhoods of Nairobi either in Naivasha and Nakuru.
“It is being worked out by the committee. We will invite all of you to have a discussion on these issues,” remarked the Majority Leader of Senate.
The Ruto camp shocked the country during the presser when they made a completely U-turn on the matter.
The crop of leaders articulated that they are in support of the President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga initiative.
The Jubilee party member affirmed that the team would attend all BBI meetings that will be conveyed around the country starting with the one in Mombasa.
The tough-talking Murkomen, however, noted that despite their new stand, their issues they would not tolerate.
The Ruto brigade expressed that public funds allocated to the BBI gatherings should remain within the confinement’s of the law unless stated otherwise by the National Assembly.
The DP’s allies also revealed that they were aware of an underground BBI committee complete with their report and bill thus the leaders demanded the gazettement of the appointed group.
The latest move is seen as a blow to Raila who was insinuated was using the anti-BBI sentiments to drive the pro-BBI agenda.
Last Saturday, the ‘Chungwa’ party leader did a number on Ruto after the likes of ANC party leader Musalia Mudavadi and Ford-Kenya Moses Wetangula ditched the DP’s Keyman in Kakamega.
Former Kakamega Senator Boniface Khalwale was left alone after a planned meeting by those opposed to the report hit a snag.
The two leaders absconded the meeting after GSU officers were deployed in Mumias to prevent the meeting from going on.
The big question after the latest event is what next for Raila and company.