On Thursday, April 1, President Uhuru Kenyatta made an impromptu visit to the Nairobi CBD, where he was inspecting projects assigned to the Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS).
The president made a stop at the Nairobi Greenpark, where he was shown around. Notable, however, was the company of ODM leader Raila Odinga. Rumours had surfaced that the duo was staring at a fallout after disagreements over the Building Bridges Initiative’s management (BBI).
In the recent past, assertions had been spun that the Uhuru-Raila handshake was on the verge of collapsing following perceived disagreements concerning the BBI referendum push. The rumours were rife following accusations countered by ODM loyalists who faulted their counterparts from Uhuru’s side for hijacking the whole process with the intent of kicking Raila out. Raila had gone missing after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. However, the ODM leader broke his silence, stating his position concerning BBI and the whole process of the Constitution Amendment.
In a statement made on Wednesday, March 31, Raila, who met some ODM leaders, called on his supporters to continue spreading the BBI gospel in word and deed as, according to him, it accommodated the country’s interest. “The meeting reaffirmed ODM’s commitment to the spirit of the handshake…We also affirmed ODM’s unwavering commitment to the Building Bridges Initiative and the Constitution of Kenya Amendment Bill,” Stated Raila.