Deputy President William Ruto has urged leaders from across the political divide to take a common stand in the implementation of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report so as not to divide Kenyans.
The Deputy President told politicians not to employ politics of hatred and division on matters pertaining to BBI, noting that such a move would polarize the country.
He asked those calling for a referendum to stop using threats and blackmail ‘because opinion of all Kenyans matter’.
“For once, let us find a way to implement the BBI report together. It is not necessary for us to be divided,” said Dr Ruto.
He added: “You cannot use a divisive process to unite Kenyans.”
The Deputy President spoke at Kimende in Lari, Kiambu County during the graduation ceremony of beneficiaries of Lari Constituency Development Fund short courses empowerment programme.
He also attended church service at Gituamba African Inland Church (AIC) in Kiambu County.
He was accompanied by MPs Kimani Ichungwa (Kikuyu), Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira), Jane Kihara (Naivasha), Alice Wahome (Kandara), Gabriel Kago (Githunguri), Josphat Kabeabea (Tigania East), Jude Njomo (Kiambu), Kwenya Thuku (Kinango), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East) and George Sunkuyia (Kajiado West).
The Deputy President said Jubilee leaders have agreed to support the BBI report with the aim of ensuring the country remains united.
“We have all agreed, for Kenya to remain united that the implementation of BBI report should involve all Kenyans,” said Dr Ruto.
He said the Jubilee administration was focused on transforming the country and uniting Kenyans irrespective of political and tribal persuasions.
Dr Ruto urged Jubilee leaders not to allow to be misused by outsiders to split the party.
“As Jubilee Party members, we are united and we should not allow outsiders to divide us for their selfish ends,” said Dr Ruto.