MPs demand apology from Ruto before he can attend Mombasa BBI forum


Members of parliament drawn from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and the Amani National Congress have told deputy president William Ruto and leaders allied to team TangaTanga that they will not be allowed to the Mombasa Building Bridges Initiative consultative forum if they do not apologize.

In a press briefing at parliamentary buildings on Friday, the lead by MPs Caleb Khamis of Saboti, Mark Nyamita of Uriri, and ANC nominated MP Geoffrey Otsotsi blasted Ruto and his TangaTanga team for what they termed as derailing the  BBI process from its initial stages and disparaging the ODM leader Raila Odinga.

The MPs launched the onslaught against team TangaTanga after Senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen and other leaders allied to Ruto said that they will join other leaders in the BBI scheduled meetings countrywide.

”During the Kakamega rally, they came out with all manner of names, they have even said that BBI will make Raila come to power and Uhuru retain power, we are saying before they come to Mombasa we need an apology, if no apology they are not welcomed to Mombasa.”Ostsosi said.

Leaders are expected to hold a rally on Saturday this week which Mr. Odinga has changed from Tononoka grounds to Mama Ngina waterfront Park.

They accused team TangaTanga of being insincere for failing to submit their input into the BBI instead of opposing it derailing the push of the initiative.

The legislators said that the U-turn by the leaders allied to the DP is questionable.

The Mombasa mega event has raised political temperatures after majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen asserted that he has been threatened by unknown people for what he termed as preparations to attend the BBI event in Mombasa.

Separately in Mombasa Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa’s function was stormed by rowdy youths who were chanting anti-Tanga Tanga slogans.