Uhuru Intervenes to help BBI Rift Valley edition happen

The Saturday 21st BBI rally scheduled for Nakuru will finally take place after President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted Governors from the region at State House Nairobi.

The leaders are said to have briefed him on the plans put in place to ensure the meeting is peaceful and that every Kenyan who will attend is guaranteed security.

The Governors assured the President of their full backing of the BBI process and undertook to ensure unity and inclusion of all stakeholders in the run-up to the Nakuru rally.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with Rift Valley Governors at State House Nairobi after a consultative meeting on the BBI rally scheduled for Nakuru

There have been reports that the BBI Rift Valley edition may be docked by violence, concidering that the region is the bedrock of Deputy President William Ruto is seemingly opposed to the initiative.

DP Ruto allies had warned that the meeting would be docked by chaos if they are not properly engaged.


However, some leaders from the region are believed to have softened their hard-line stance against the Initiative as North Rift counties prepare the Nakuru meeting. On Friday night under the leadership of Governor Lee Kinyanjui, the leaders backed down on their demands and pledged to cooperate.

Addressing journalists outside the governor’s private office at Milimani estate, the leaders pledged not to make remarks that could cause chaos in the region considered Ruto’s political turf.

Leaders present where Senators Susan Kihika and Victor Prengei, MPs Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), Martha Wangari (Gilgil), Charity Kathambi (Njoro), Sammy Seroney (Nominated), Samuel Gachobe (Subukia), Joseph Tonui (Kuresoi South) and Woman Rep Liza Chelule.

The legislators vowed to present a united front at the rally which will incorporate 10 other counties from the Rift Valley region.

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