Former nominated Senator Paul Njoroge now claims that some of the politicians opposing the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) taskforce report are doing it for financial gains.
The group is led by Deputy President William Ruto, who has been giving dynamic stands on the best avenue for the handling of the document; between parliament or referendum.
Njoroge is of the opinion that the DP has shown readiness to accept the referendum route, but is under pressure from some of his allies who don't want him to move with the masses.
He says that the plan could be to convince him to root for the parliament route so that they can reap from him by deploying themselves as his footsoldiers against the referendum.
"The other day, in Narok, the Deputy President said that he has no problem with the referendum but Barasa and company thought that this way, money won't leave his pockets (Juzi Deputy President akisema kule Narok eti hana shida na referendum lakini kina Barasa wakaona ikiwa hivi Ruto atakwamisha pesa kwa mfuko)," he said on Radio Maisha on Tuesday, in the presence of Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa.
However, in a rejoinder, Barasa said that their opposition is justifiable as they think the referendum will subject Kenyans to a heavy cost and there is a need to utilize the available options.
He added that the fact that their camp was not party to the founding of the BBI and the establishment of the BBI taskforce doesn't bar them from giving their views on the issue.
Barasa said that the document became a matter of national discussion and no longer an affair of President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga after its launch and must be debated.
"The decision by Uhuru and Raila to shake hands and to form the BBI was their own but when the report was launched it became a public issue (Uamuzi wa Uhuru na Raila kusaliamiana na kuunda BBI ulikuwa wao wa kipekee. Lakini ile report ilipokuwa launched ikawa ya umma)," he stated.