Bahati MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri has urged those planning the Nakuru BBI rally scheduled for Saturday to ensure inclusivity.
Addressing media in Nakuru on Monday, the MP who is also allied to Deputy President William Ruto said Nakuru being a cosmopolitan county it would be wrong for anyone to be sidelined in the planning of the rally.
He said the voice of the Nakuru residents regardless of their political alignment, economic status, religion or tribe must be respected during the rally.
“We are meeting people who are like-minded. We have to make sure that the voice of the common man is heard during the BBI rally. If they are not involved then we shall know what to do” said Ngunjiri.
The Legislator who is also the Chair Nakuru County MPs’ Caucus stating that the BBI should be people-centered and not politicians’ interests.
He says the BBI if left to the politicians who have their own interests will sail through but will leave the common citizens in a mess.
According to Ngunjiri, BBI as it were initially was to unify Kenyans but a section of politicians are hijacking it and creating division-an issue he is opposed to citing Nakuru as a hotpot of Kenya’s politics.
He called on leaders in Nakuru County to embrace each other and ensure the interests of everyone are considered during the BBI rally in Nakuru.
“We have so many issues to be addressed in this county of Nakuru and that is why we are saying we need to be involved. Nakuru is home to every tribe and all must be heard” said Ngunjiri.
His sentiments coming after the 7th edition of Building Bridges Initiative rally was held last Saturday in Meru County and attended by dozens of leaders including ODM’s Raila Odinga.
BBI Steering Committee Chairman Yusuf Haji and other officials were also present at the rally held at Kinoru stadium, which had gathered a huge crowd.
This even as MPs allied to the Deputy President William Ruto have time and again said BBI rallies had been hijacked by politicians and are dividing the country.