Deputy President William Ruto’s camp has been dealt a major blow after National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi ruled out parliament in the implementation of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). 

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Speaking on Sunday during a church fundraising meeting in Uriri constituency, Migori, Muturi said that the report will not be discussed in parliament. 

“It has no way of coming to Parliament. Let it be there with the people. You know that before it comes to Parliament then I must approve, but I have said it belongs to the people and it has no route to Parliament,” Muturi said, said Muturi.

Muturi's remarks seem to be in line with those of ODM boss Raila Odinga who is also rooting for a referendum.

However, a section of Deputy President allies has opposed referendum calls saying the contents of BBI should be discussed by Parliament and necessary clauses enacted.

DP Ruto has, on his part, assured that he will support whichever model is agreed upon in implementing the BBI.

 The event was attended by several including Senators Ochillo Ayacko (Migori) Okong’o Omogeni (Nyamira), MPs Tim Wanyonyi (Westlands), Maisora Kitayama (Kuria East) and John Mbadi (Gwasi).