Clergymen urge Uhuru and Ruto to find common ground on BBI

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President Uhuru Kenyatta, NASA leader Raila Odinga and Deputy president William Ruto during the launch of the BBI report.PHOTO COURTESY

Clergies in the country have raised alarm on the cracks emerging in the Jubilee party led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto.

Speaking during a press conference in Nairobi the chair of Kenya Association of Clergy Impolite Papa said that lack of cohesiveness between the factions of the two leaders-Kieleweke and Tangatanga- in regards to the Building Bridges Initiative is not healthy to the nation’s leadership.

“The clergy association of Kenya is concerned with the increasing lack of cohesiveness in the presidency,” Papa said 

“This is not auguring well with the public. The president and his deputy seem to be reading from different scripts. “He added 

They called on the duo to work together urging all Kenyans and leaders to respect the presidency.

They warned that there is too much politicking following the fact that leaders are engaging in BBI push thus compromising development.

Papa urged the government to dispatch BBI copies to Wananchi in a bid to make sure that they fully fathom the content in the BBI.

The clergy said that following the fact that the 2010 constitution the church objected to the inclusion of the Kadhis courts in the constitution, the BBI chapter 6 articles 99 on inclusivity worsens the situation by appearing to recommend the elevation of the same.

“There are contentious religious issues in the constitution which the BBI needs to address. “Papa said.

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