Sakaja slams DP Ruto over his anti-BBI forums remark

By Babu Tendu | Sunday, Jan 19th 2020 at 10:20
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Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja on Saturday, January 18, 2020, took a swipe at Deputy President William Ruto over his anti-Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rallies held around the country.

Speaking during the BBI rally at the Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega, the Senator used the example of Christians who go to church every Sabbath despite having accepted that Jesus is Lord.

This came as a response to Ruto who had indicated that there was no need to hold rallies for a document that has no opposition, terming it a waste of resources.

Ruto recently warned governors against spending money on the BBI forums, saying it was unnecessary.

“It is wrong for governors to use public funds in drumming up support for a document that has got no opposition,” Ruto said.

But Sakaja said the mere fact that the document was accepted across the political divide cannot stop leaders from engaging the masses over the document.

“Kuna wale ambao wanasema ati kwa sababu wakenya wamekubali BBI tuwache hii mikutano, hao wamepotea njia”

“(There are those who say that since Kenyans have accepted the BBI we should stop having these meetings, they are lost.)”

“Ata wakristo wamekubali yesu ni bwana lakini kila Sunday tunaenda kanisa, si ni kweli?, Kwani watu wakiokoka tufunge makanisa tuseme ati imeisha? “

“(Even Christians have accepted that Jesus is lord but they still go to church every Sunday… It does not mean that all churches should be closed…)”

Ford Kenya's Moses Wetang’ula and his ANC counterpart Musalia Mudavadi were in attendance despite speculations that they were part of a parallel rally which was to be held in Mumias.

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