Vice President William Ruto may have to return to the drawing board in his attempt to bring down the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) bill.
This was after the BBI on Tuesday February 23 reached the threshold of 24 counties, with the focus now on the National Assembly.
Ruto has remained silent despite recent developments, with analysts saying the loss is a blow to his 2022 presidential bid.
Political analysts Mark Bichachi and Barack Muluka weighed in with different perspectives on the next move the DP could make in a last ditch effort to ensure it doesn’t derail.
Vice President William Ruto speaking at a rally
Bichachi noted that Ruto was likely to stick to his political stance in favor of a win-win situation and was likely to denounce that he had ever opposed the bill.
“His next move is to stop pretending and realize that to be a leader he doesn’t have to go against even what is good,” he said.
He felt that Ruto and his allies were cornered in their own game, which has now returned to haunt them.
“They play cape and dagger games with the president. They say they respect him, then change their tone and criticize the same government they’re in. I don’t see them either refraining from moving forward. “, did he declare.
Further, Bichachi noted that Ruto and his Tangatanga brigade had politicized the BBI agenda and were unwilling to accept what the bill has to offer TBEN.
Bichachi noted that Ruto would not oppose the bill after the green light from MCAs across the country.
“If today BBI didn’t cross the threshold, he (Ruto) and his allies would come out to criticize the bill, saying it doesn’t appeal to the public,” he said.
His opinion, however, was contradicted by his counterpart Muluka who claimed that the BBI, once adopted, would affect the country in equally positive and negative ways.
“BBI is a double-edged sword. Once it is passed, it will cut both ways. Just as one person wants to use it, another can use it as well.
“There’s actually no reason to fight for it. It’s just as good and just as bad for everyone,” Muluka said.
In addition, a section of the Tangatanga brigade reacted to the crossing of the BBI, including Senator Elgeyo Marakwet Kipchumba Murkomen.
“Why are the promoters of BBI so enthusiastic and thrilled? When you run alone, how do you celebrate your victory?” Murkomen asked.
Senator Elgeyo Marakwet Kipchumba Murkomen at Athi Catholic Church in Igembe South, Meru County, October 25, 2020.