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How do you oppose something you haven’t read – Uhuru slams BBI critics

President Uhuru Kenyatta has slammed politicians opposed to the soon-to-be released Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report.

Uhuru seems to have been rubbed the wrong way by politicians who have taken a stand against the yet-to-be released report.

“There are those opposed to the report yet they haven’t even read it,” said the president when he spoke during the fourth Graduation at Kibabii University in Bungoma.

He called on Kenyans to read and interrogate the contents of the report in order to engage in a meaningful discourse while underlining the need to forge a united country.

“This is an opportunity to engage in meaningful discourse. Only a fool can say there are no issues in this country that do not require addressing. So let us address them,” said the president.

His remarks come just hours after BBI task force announced that the report will be made public on Tuesday, November 26 upon presentation to President Uhuru and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

The debate on the report has split the Jubilee party right in the middle with Deputy President William Ruto’s Tanga Tanga faction opposing the report.

The Tanga Tanga faction leaning politicians within Jubilee party has been particularly opposed to the report saying the recommendations in the report stand to benefit politicians as opposed to wananchi.

On the other hand, the Kieleweke faction of Jubilee has embraced the report saying the recommendations will be handy in addressing the feeling of exclusion in governance among some communities.

The BBI task force was formed after the March 9 2018 handshake between President Uhuru and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.

The task force gathered views on ethnicity, inclusivity, security, shared responsibility and rights.

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