Political leaders from the North Rift region, allied to Deputy President William Ruto, have made a u-turn on the Building Bridges Initiative(BBI) report.
Led by Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen, the lawmakers who had earlier expressed their opposition to the report, have now changed their tune.
Through his social media pages Murkomen said he supports the taskforce report that was handed to President Kenyatta today at State House.
Among the reasons he gave for supporting BBI were that it reflects the views of Jubilee party.
He also pointed out that the proposed changes would not require a referendum as they can be done through amendments in Parliament.
“I support BBI Report because, It’s Presidents own report and largely reflects the views of Jubilee,”posted Murkomen.
In a direct attack at ODM leader Raila Odinga, Murkomen said the report doesn’t amount to a political tsunami as earlier predicted by the Former Prime Minister.
Soy MP Caleb Kositany and Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi also said they are in full support of the report.
In particular, Kositany highlighted the proposal to have the President appoint an MP from the largest coalition or part in Parliament as Prime Minister.
“BBI is not that bad. I am in support,” he posted.
On his part, Sudi said he, for the first time fully agrees with BBI.
“For the first time I fully agree with the BBI report, kumbe hakuna tsunami(there will be no tsunami),” posted Sudi.
The North Rift legislators have in the recent past castigated the report saying it was a plot to derail DP Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.