BBI has been turned to be a tool of division, says Raila
Opposition leader Raila Odinga has urged politicians not to take the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) debate personal to avoid raising the political temperatures in the country.
Odinga said the exchange of words among the leaders is healthy but it should not be used as a weapon to attack each other.
Speaking in Murang'a during the burial service of Joseph Irungu the father to Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang'ata, the former prime minister said the BBI was meant for the good of the country but it has been turned to be a tool of division.
He said the debate is open for discussion and this give paves way for cresting room for negotiations of democracy.
"Exchange of words is allowed because all we are looking for is the opinion of everybody to count," he said.
He said this was not his own initiative neither do he intend to gain anything from it but the general public has a handful of gains to reap from the BBI.
"We all want a new country, change of leadership and governance and these are the changes we want to bring though the initiative," he added.
He uregd leaders to practice political tolerance and avoid causing divisions among the people.
"I don't see any reason why we should fight as leaders. We mean good for this country," he said.