Deputy president William Ruto is a happy man after the downfall of the Building Bridges Initiative.
He claims that the fall of the much hyped constitutional amendment initiative is a punishment from God to its promoters and initiators.
Wiliam Ruto said that the fall of BBI was a punishment from God to Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga for disregarding the wishes of Kenyan Citizens. He said this while speaking at A.C.K St Luke’s Wang’uru Church, in Kirinyaga county.
The BBI was initiated in order make amendments to some clauses of the constitution of Kenya which was inaugurated in 2010.
Raila Odinga and Uhuru Kenyatta have been on the fore front to drum support for the same by mobilizing large crowds and holding rallies even at the peak of Covid-19 in the country.
According to William Ruto, the initiate was driven by greed and selfish desires and did not consider the predicament of the ordinary citizen.
The downfall of BBI is a reminder for those of us in authority that we cannot use the power we have for selfish reasons to benefit those who already have positions to the disadvantage of millions of citizens who are desperate. God is reminding us that before we think about our positions and what is important for us as leaders, we must first think about ordinary people, .said William Ruto
On Friday, a seven judge bench declared the Building Bridges initiative unconstitutional upholding the decision that had earlier been made by the High Court of Kenya.
William Ruto joined the rest of Kenyans in celebrating the win saying that it was a win-win for the people of Kenya and for the constitution.
The court decision reaffirms that Kenya is a country governed by the rule of law, not the rule of men, where the Constitution and sovereignty of the people are supreme, and not the political elite. However, no one has won or lost: It is a win-win for the people and the Constitution: The people have won, the Constitution has won and the rule of law has prevailed. I laud the courage of the judges who have bravely defended the Constitution. God bless youWilliam Ruto wwrote on his social media account after the landmark ruling on Friday 21st August.
The deputy president is currently forging forward with his ambition to run for presidency in the 2022 general elections.