BOMAS: MP Millie Odhiambo lead faction of audience heckling DP William Ruto as he poked holes on BBI

 

DP William Ruto and Millie Odhiambo

 

Deputy President William Ruto heckled by a section of participants at Bomas of Kenya led by Mbita MP Millie Odhiambo where the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was being launched.


The faction booed DP William Ruto who said he will proceed with the controversial wheel-barrow and Mkokoteni initiative.


During his speech, Ruto addressed youth leader Alex Matere who had earlier in the day, dismissed the initiative, calling it an invention from the 1600th century which was out of its depth in the current time.


When he rose to the podium, Ruto addressed the youth leader noting that although invented in the 16th century, a wheelbarrow was still skilful to date.


He pledged to continue with the initiative saying it was helpful to the hustlers who are largely forgotten.


The topic audience immediately broke into boos with a majority of those who were picketing, among them legislator Millie Odhiambo shouting “respect the president”.

Earlier during his speech, Ruto whose camp is opposing the BBI report picked a few issues with the report which according to him, did not mean well for Kenyans.



Ruto handpicked the proposition to have IEBC commissioners elected by political parties, saying the election would not be fair as they would be chosen by a few chosen parties.


He gave an example of a football league in which only some teams would be allowed to choose the referee.


At the same time, Ruto said the proposed creation of an independent office of the Judiciary Ombudsman was sabotage to the independence of the Judiciary.


On the increase of revenue to 35% from the current 15%, Ruto said it is important to empower the senate to oversight the resources.

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