A section of leaders from Rift Valley has expressed confidence in former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto as their coordinator in BBI report campaigns.

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The former governor has been making a few appearances in political rallies with his last being a meeting with ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Led by Governor Alex Tolgos, the leaders, who are pushing for a referendum in BBI report, said Ruto will lead Rift Valley campaigns.

Others who endorsed Ruto were MPs Silas Tiren (Moiben) and Kutuny. They insisted BBI should be implemented through a referendum.

According to Governor Tolgos, a caucus of leaders from the Rift Valley that will be led by Ruto will traverse the region to ensure residents receive, read and discuss the document without “fear, political inclination or intimidation”.

They asked President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga to form a technical committee which will fine-tune the report.

“We call on President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Mr Odinga to form a committee of experts to fine-tune the report and prepare a platform for ordinary Kenyans to engage and collect their views. The experts should also formulate bills necessary for the actualisation of the BBI,” Mr Kutuny said.

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang, however, said some of the recommendations in BBI should be easily implemented in Parliament.

“Referendum or no referendum is dependent on the proposals. Why do you want to subject this country to an expensive and divisive exercise yet the issues raised by BBI don’t require us to go to a referendum?” Sang posed.