By Mourice Seretta
The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader maintains that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is not about helping him get to power come 2022.
Speaking during the burial of the late Bonchari Memmber of Parliament Oroo Oyioka at Itiero in Kisii County on Friday, Raila said that his handshake with President Uhuru Kenya was meant to address a myriad of challenges facing the country.
The former Prime Minister further said it is Kenyans who will make a decision to elect a president of their choice.
“BBI is not Raila’s back door to statehouse. Not at all. If Raila wants to get to statehouse, Kenyans will take him there.” The ODM leader said.
The opposition leader expressed gratitude to members of the county assembles who ensured the constitutional amendment bill 2020 met the required threshold to proceed to the next stage.
He further exuded confidence that the lawmakers will adopt it paving way for a referendum which he is ecstatic will confirm Kenyans resounding support for the BBI.
“BBI is now in parliament and it will then go to the people. We will then come to tell you more about the niceties contained in the BBI. BBI is good for this and future generations of our country.” He said.
“Uhuru had promised that all the 10 Mt Kenya counties will pass the BBI Bill on Tuesday this week. I also indicated to him that the 11 counties making up the western region will adopt the constitutional amendment bill 2020.” He added
Raila has been keeping his cards close to himself leaving many to guess whether he will give the presidency another stab come 2022.