ODM leader Raila Odinga has equivocally stated that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) popularization rallies will resume immediately after the coronavirus pandemic is dealt with.
Odinga who was addressing mourners Naivasha during the burial of Tecra Muigai, the daughter of Keroche Breweries proprietors Tabitha and Joseph Karanja, Odinga dismissed claims that BBI had suffered a natural death stating that the rallies had only been suspended owing to the covid-19 scare.
According to the former Prime Minister, it is only a matter of time before the country yet again stars dancing to the BBI tune.
“After the corona crisis we shall emerge again. Reggae is in half time. After corona reggae will continue vibrating. Nobody can stop reggae,” he affirmed.
Odinga says he and President Uhuru Kenyatta set on a priceless journey of uniting Kenyans and that nothing will deter them from achieving their ultimate goal.
“This is a time for us to rise and come together as a people and work together. And this resonates very well with the message we have been conveying since we did the handshake with my brother President Uhuru Kenyatta. That we want to bring the people together. Building bridges to bring the people of Kenya together and we are sure that this will succeed,” Odinga said.
The ODM leader also asked the government tax man to end the continued confrontation with Keroche Breweries waning of a possible crippling of the alcohol giant if the tussles are not brought to a stop.
“Yes businesses must pay taxes, because without taxes government cannot run its operations. But taxes should not be used to destroy businesses. If u destroy the goose that lays the golden egg, where are you going to get another one?” Raila said.
In attendance were Ford Kenya leader Moses Wetangula, Siaya Senator James Orengo, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui and Nairobi Women Representative Esther Passaris.
Tecra passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020 after allegedly falling from the staircase in a private house in Lamu where she was staying with her lover Omar Lali who has since been taken in by detectives.