In Summary
  • According to our inquiries, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho have been tasked to mobilise the government machinery to support the BBI report.

  • County commissioners who spoke to the Saturday Nation in confidence said that they had been instructed to only work with leaders who have been supporting the BBI all along.

The government has started running a campaign to popularise the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, the Saturday Nation has established.

However, the new push seems to sideline Deputy President William Ruto and his allies, who are perceived to be lukewarm if not outright opposed to the initiative.

INSTRUCTIONS

According to our inquiries, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho have been tasked to mobilise the government machinery to support the BBI report.

The report was publicly unveiled on Wednesday by President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and is the fruit of their March 9, 2018 handshake.

Part of the efforts to popularise the document involves whipping parastatal chiefs, opinion shapers, elected and nominated leaders as well as former leaders to support the report.

County commissioners who spoke to the Saturday Nation in confidence said that they had been instructed to only work with leaders who have been supporting the BBI all along.

Cabinet secretaries and principal secretaries have also been instructed to join the BBI campaigns, senior sources at the Office of the President said.

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