DP Ruto: Tangatanga tours and BBI reggae have stopped – God wants us to reason together

Thursday, May 27th, 2021 13:10 | By
President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi County for the 18th Annual National Prayer Breakfast. PHOTO: PSCU

After months of being seen apart, President Uhuru Kenyatta finally reunited with his Deputy William Ruto during the 18th National Prayer Breakfast at Parliament Buildings, Nairobi.

National Assembly (NA) Speaker Justin Muturi and his Senate counterpart Ken Lusaka co-hosted the event.

The event came on the back of major developments in the country including the unexpected nullification of the Constitutional amendment Bill, 2020, that was apparently shot dead by the High Court.

DP Ruto in his address talked about the BBI matter in a message that was delivered in a seemingly figurative manner.

In his address, the DP recounted the words of Bishop David Oginde and ODM leader Raila Odinga during the launch of the BBI recommendation report at the Bomas of Kenya in October last year.

The Bishop, who spoke at the event, called for a unified approach when amending the constitution.

"In a meeting where most of us were, there are two gentlemen who said two fundamental issues. One was a Bishop who asked us to try Jerusalema dance instead of the other two that we had," DP Ruto recounted.

It is in that context that the DP somehow asked for an all-inclusive process in the bid to amend the 2010 constitution.

The DP said the recent woes facing the BBI process and Tanganga tours could be God's message to Kenyans that we must have a united approach when handling national issues.

"Tangatanga tours are not there and the reggae has also stopped. I think we need to listen to what that Bishop asked us to do. We need to do something together," the DP said.

"The former prime minister told us about Isaiah 1: 18 that says come let us reason together. Maybe again God is speaking to us that we come and let us reason together," he added.

DP Ruto has appeared sidelined in the whole bid to amend the constitution. A section of his close allies has boldly opposed it.

The nullifications of the BBI referendum was celebrated by his camp and his message, in fact, on the ruling hinted that he was relieved by the High Court.

"There is God is heaven who loves Kenya immeasurably...", DP Ruto tweeted after BBI ruling.

Amendments on the 2010 constitution were viewed as part of an elaborate plan to dislodge the DP in the 2022 succession politics owing to his apparent absence in the whole process.

This year's prayer breakfast was pegged on the theme " there is hope for the future".

Among other leaders present were Chief Justice Martha Koome, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, his ANC counterpart Musalia Mudavadi, NA majority leader Samuel Poghiso, MPs and many others.

ODM leader Raila Odinga was absent and his name was not even included in the program.

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