Deputy President William Ruto was not present for the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) event in Kisii on Wednesday, October 21.

Instead, Dr Ruto graced the burial of Huruma MCA Peter Chomba, who died from Covid-19 complications.

President Uhuru Kenyatta received the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report from the Yusuf Haji-led team at Kisii State Lodge.

Political leaders who graced the event include Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju, Siaya Senator James Orengo, Suna East MP Junet Mohammed and Kisii Senator Sam Ongeri.

Others are Kitutu Chache South MP Richard Onyonka, Kitutu Chache North MP Jimmy Angwenyi, Kisii Woman Representative Janet Ongera and Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama.

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President Kenyatta praised the document as a key unifying element for Kenya's future and asked for the BBI report be shared widely so all Kenyans have an opportunity to read it.

During the event, journalists were asked to refrain from taking pictures and switch off their phones until the unveiling of the report was concluded.

Reports indicated that the report will be launched to the public next week on Monday at the Bomas of Kenya.

DP's allies have previously critiqued the report as a “vehicle for the political elite to award themselves leadership positions”.