Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Cyprian Is Nyakundi


Ruto Says BBI is to Blame For Jubilee’s Failed Manifesto

Deputy President William Ruto has said that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) has negatively taken the top priority in the country at the expense of the Jubilee development agenda.

Responding to claims by the chairman of Council of Governors Wycliffe Oparanya that a report on the revival of sugarcane factories in Western Kenya has been shelved, Dr. Ruto said the government has sorely put BBI on the centre stage instead of the promised development programs.

Speaking at Nakhwana grounds in Bumula constituency, Bungoma County, during the funeral service of Maurice Mabonga Wanjala, father to MP Mwambu Mabonga, the Deputy President noted that BBI has slowed down the Jubilee development agenda.

“The BBI team that includes Mr. Oparanya came and told us that there is an emergency that needed to be sorted out. That’s why the Jubilee development agenda including implementation of the sugar revival program has been abandoned,” said Dr. Ruto.

The deputy President said issues of Nzoia and Mumias could have been addressed long ago were it not for the ‘urgency’ of BBI.

“The Big Four agenda that has been shelved, because more focus is now on BBI, was aimed at addressing key issues affecting Kenyans,” said Dr. Ruto.

He said it was time to change the economic trajectory of the country from only a few individuals and companies benefitting at the expense of millions of Kenyans.

“We are now in a situation where the economy trickles down but we want a bottom-up approach for our economy,” said Dr Ruto.

Also present were Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, Governors Wycliffe Oparanya (Kakamega), Wycliffe Wangamati (Bungoma), MPs Moses Mabonga ( Bumula), Wafula Wamunyinyi (Kanduyi), John Waluke (Sirisia), Eseli Simiyu (Tongaren), Catherine Wambilianga (Women Rep, Bungoma), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East)  Emmanuel Wangwe (Navakholo)and Fred Kapondi (Mt Elgon).

Others were Malulu Injendi (Malava), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), Janet Nangabo (Women Rep, Trans Nzoia), Sakwa Bunyasi (Nambale), Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), Alfred Agoi (Sabatia), Charles Gimose (Hamisi), Caleb Kositany (Soy), Caleb Hamisi (Saboti), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West), Beatrice Adagala (Women Rep, Vihiga) and Geoffrey Otsosi (nominated).

The Deputy President said the Jubilee’s Big Four agenda- manufacturing, housing, food security, and access to healthcare were aimed at transforming the lives of Kenyans.

Would you like to get published on this Popular Blog? You can now email Cyprian Nyakundi any breaking news, Exposes, story ideas, human interest articles or interesting videos on: [email protected] Videos and pictures can be sent to +254 710 280 973 on WhatsApp, Signal and Telegram.



Click to comment


You May Also Like


*Editor’s Note: This open letter to Safaricom has been published as received. No redactions have taken place to avoid legal issues pending a court...


  These pictures you are about to view calls to heart the need to be extremely careful about what you do in the  secret...


This is an intervention for Victoria Rubadiri so as to help her revert back to factory settings. We notice your slow drift away into...


Caption : Edwin Kigen Who was Murdered in Madaraka Estate. We demand for answers from Boinnet ! Another young man may have been brutally assaulted and...

Copyright © 2020 Cyprian Is Nyakundi.