Some leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto have criticised the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), terming it a political ploy meant to benefit Opposition leader Raila Odinga. Kandara MP Alice Wahome, Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), David Gikaria (Nakuru Town West) and Patrick Mariru (Laikipia West) claimed it was clear BBI was crafted to push for Raila\u2019s interests. Speaking during a fundraiser at Mukuruwe-ini AIPCA church, the leaders vowed to oppose the proposal to have constitutional amendments to create prime minister and two deputies\u2019 posts. \u201cWe are not going to have a change of the Constitution if that will be the agenda,\u201d said Nyoro. \u201cI can say without fear of contradiction that the report the BBI purports to be writing after going round the country does not incorporate the views of the people,\u201d he added. \u201cAll these conferences for the select few were a mere show that they are doing something but the agenda had already been set,\u201d Nyoro said. Butter ambitions He accused Raila and his allies of trying to hold the country to ransom so that they can push for their agenda. \u201cI am referring to this as a \u2018Blue Band Initiative\u2019 because its being used to butter someone\u2019s political ambitions,\u201d he said. Wahome said people have the right to chose their leaders and should not be coerced tito supporting anyone. She said Kenyans have been facing economic hardships and the BBI should have been keen to address such issues. \u201cWe shall support a referendum if only it will help the common person get better services,\u201d she said. Gikaria lauded the Handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila, which he said sealed a pact of peace in the country. \u201cThis is the handshake that we hold on to for it laid a firm foundation for peace in our country\u201d he said.