Deputy President William Ruto on Wednesday skipped the BBI signature launch at the Kenya International Conference Center (KICC).
According to the events program, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake partner Raila Odinga will preside over the event.
ODM leader Raila Odinga is expected to step in for Ruto and will instead be the one to invite the President to speak.
At the time of our writing, Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, Governors Charity Ngilu (Kitui), Hassan Joho (Mombasa), Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga), Samuel Yunai (Narok), Anyang Nyong’o (Kisumu), and James Nyoro (Kiambu) are already present at the KICC.
Others are West Pokot’s John Lonyangapuo, Wajir’s Mohamed Abdi Muhamed, Samburu’s Moses Lenolkulal, Trans Nzoia’s Patrick Khaemba, Garissa’s Ali Korane, Vihiga’s Wilberforce Otichilo, Machakos Alfred Mutua, Homa Bays Cyprian Awiti, Kisii’s James Ongwae, Elgeyo Marakwet Alex Tolgos, Bungoma’s Wycliffe Wangamati.
Also at the event are Nyamira county’s John Nyagarama, Muranga’s Mwangi wa Iria, and Nyeri’s Mutahi Kahiga.
Bungoma Senator Moses Wetangula, Senate Majority leader Samuel Pogishio, speakers of the two houses, Babu Owino, Amos Kimunya, Kanini Kega, Ngunjiri Wambugu, Roza Buyu, Cate Waruguru, Gideon Moi, and Agnes Zani are among the politicians allied to the Kieleweke faction present.
Others are Fatma Gedi, Antony Oluoch, Junet Mohamed, Adan Keynan, Amos Wako, and Athanas Wamunyinyi.
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The BBI secretariat co-chair by former Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru and Suna East MP Junet Mohamed (National Assembly Minority Whip) said they intend to collect the one million signatures within a week time.
MP Junet said the bill was ready for publication and the copies will be distributed to the public to keep them abreast of the proposals.