Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday claimed that supporters of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) process were planning to use it to establish political power positions for themselves.

Ruto alleged that the push by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga to bring changes to the Constitution through the BBI process had derailed government attention from the Big 4 Agenda.

Campaigning in Kitui and Makueni counties, he downplayed the Thursday judgment by the Supreme Court on the BBI case that opposed the proposed changes to be made to the 2010 Constitution.

“Our priority is to change the economy, so that we can create jobs and opportunities for the young people of our nation…your project of BBI and changing the Constitution is going to be doomed to fail,” Ruto said even as the judgment is expected to be read on Thursday.

The DP continued making more pledges to Kenyans during his political rallies, and promised to convert the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) into a grant, if he is elected president in the August election.

“Kwanza tuondoe interest, kusiwe na interest yoyote. Ya pili, hiyo pesa ni kidogo sana inatakikana iongezwe ndio comrades waweze kuwa na pesa ya kutosha kulipa mambo yao ya elimu,” said the second in command in Kenya.