Ex-Machakos Senator Muthama Vows To Lead Anti-BBI Crusade

Former Machakos senator Johnstone Muthama has vowed to lead anti Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) crusade.

Speaking from his Mua home on Friday, the ex-legislator said the initiative launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake partner Raila Odinga, is only meant to create leadership positions for a few political leaders.

The Deputy President William Ruto ally urged Kenyans to reject the report that was unveiled in 2019.

He also maintained that the ODM leader cannot beat the DP in a contest.

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Muthama dumped the Wiper Party in July and has since joined the Ruto-led faction that is poised to form the next government.

The vocal politician said the Kalonzo Musyoka-led party drove him out in 2017 and the situation was aggravated by after the party failed to get a share of Sh4 billion allocated to NASA Coalition under the Political Parties Finance Act 2011.

Former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama with Deputy President William Ruto. [Courtesy]
“What baffles me is that Kalonzo Musyoka is a co-principal of NASA like Raila Odinga but over the years he has shied away from demanding what is rightful for the Wiper party,” he said in response to a show cause letter from the party.

He also accused the party of nepotism by using his influence to nominate his son Kennedy Kalonzo to EALA and his sister-in-law Jane Muasya to Nairobi County Assembly.

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According to Raila, the BBI “reggae” will not be stopped. He has in the recent past asserted that the referendum will be held before the 2022 general elections.

Uhuru has on his part said that it is time to make changes to the Constitution.

“We must treat a constitution as a living document that must constantly adjust to our emerging realities,” he said.

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