President Kenyatta has trashed claims that the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) is meant to create a position for him after the expiry of his term in 2022.
Kenyatta, who spoke during the commissioning of JKIA-Westlands expressway on Wednesday, insisted that he will retire from politics once his term ends.
He said BBI, which was formed after his historic March 9th, 2018 handshake with Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga, is about peace.
Kenyatta at the same time exuded confidence that with the help of Odinga, the BBI will sail through, terming those opposed to it as conmen.
“BBI is not about giving me a position. It is about ensuring there will be no bloodshed in this country. That process, with help from my brother Raila, I am sure will pass,” Kenyatta stated.
He added: “We will be back with BBI very soon. Let no one lie to you that it is about politics.”
The president indicated he wants his legacy to be uniting Kenyans and making sure no one sheds blood again due to politics.
“If there is a legacy I want to leave, it is that of unity so that no more blood is shed because of politics,” he noted.