Elders council calls for constructive engagement on BBI

The National Council of Elders has called on leaders to engage constructively in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) discussion.

They said the BBI process should be headed by all leaders, and no one should be left behind.

Headed by its Patron Captain Kung’u Muigai and the Chairman Phares Rutere, the Council in a meeting with Deputy President William Ruto at his Karen residence today said the “reggae bravado” in the BBI debate must be stopped.

“We were contented with the presentations made by the Deputy President at the Bomas of Kenya. Other leaders should follow cue and focus on issues in the document,” said Muigai.

The elders said they would continue pushing for stability and unity in the country.

“We want a peaceful and prosperous country,” said Mr Rutere.

Dr Ruto asked the elders to take the lead in preaching unity and end tribalism in the country.

“They must moderate our politics to be less confrontational but more issue-based and encourage the establishment of national parties,” he said.