After criticizing the last two Buildings Bridges Initiative public forums, politicians allied to Deputy President William Ruto have now changed tune and vowed to attend the next forums.
It is said that the decision to support the BBI public meetings was reached after a crucial meeting that was chaired by DP Ruto himself at his residence in Nairobi.
"The resolve is to take the battle to Raila's door. Being a government project, we don't want a situation where the BBI meetings are used as a platform to attack the DP," one member who attended the said meeting told People Daily.
While addressing the press on Tuesday, the pro-Ruto camp led by Senate Majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen confirmed that they will attend next Saturday's BBI meeting in Mombasa.
He further confirmed that they will be organizing many such meetings where everyone is free to attend irrespective of their political orientation.
With this change in heart from the so-called Tangatanga political camp, it has now emerged that the move is meant to avoid direct confrontation between the DP and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Further reports indicate that the move is meant to disarm the ODM leader Raila Odinga who they have repeatedly accused of allegedly hijacking the BBI processes, turning it into a political vehicle for 2022 elections.
The last two BBI consultative meetings were held in Kisii and Kakamega. In both cases, the DP's camp gave the meetings a wide berth.