Deputy President William Ruto on Monday poured cold water on a number of proposals in the Building Bridges Initiative report during his submissions at its launch in Nairobi.

Ruto took the proponents of the report head on saying there has to be an honest conversation allowing improvements on the current proposals.

The gathering at the Bomas erupted the moment the Deputy President touched on proposals on the composition of the electoral body, IEBC.

According to Ruto, the proposed model of appointing commissioners to the electoral body may not deliver a fair and credible general election.

He said allowing political parties to nominate commissioners to IEBC cannot guarantee fair contestation in an election.

Ruto likened the idea of having football teams in a league to pick referees. He challenged the proponents of the BBI to explain how the idea can ensure the competition is managed fairly.

"On the matter of IEBC, the recommendations that I have read say that political parties participate in the appointment of commissioners.

"So, let me ask: How fair a league will it be where the referee is appointed by some teams. Unless you persuade me that we will end up with a fair game. I have my reservations," queried DP Ruto.

In his steady speech, the DP also poked holes on a suggestion to have the President appoint the Judicial Ombudsman.

Attendees seeming to disagree with his submissions booed at their loudest but he stayed put, challenging the leaders to be cautionary about proposed reforms on the national police service.