Nakuru BBI rally cancelled

Governor Lee Kinyanjui addressing media on the cancelled Nakuru BBI rally
Governor Lee Kinyanjui addressing media on the cancelled Nakuru  BBI rally

Nakuru BBI rally that was scheduled for 21st March has been cancelled.

Addressing media on Friday afternoon, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui on behalf of the Nakuru BBI organizing committee said the meeting has been cancelled for a latter date.

“We take this opportunity to inform members of the public that the planned BBI sensitization meeting scheduled for 21st March, 2020 has been rescheduled to a later date to be announced as appropriate” said Kinyanjui.

This decision has been made in consultation with Governors from the Rift Valley region and the National BBI secretariat.

The move follows the report by the Ministry of Health of a confirmed COVID-19 case in the country and a directive issued by the Health CS and National Security Council on public gatherings.

Kinyanjui adding that no public gathering shall be allowed in Nakuru.

“In compliance to this directive, we shall not permit any gatherings which will expose the public to or spread the Coronavirus”he said.

Meanwhile,Public institutions and commercial enterprises that serve high populations have been urged to institute clear preventive measures to avoid further spread.

The team also calling for caution in the management of information relating to the disease.

“More effort must be invested in prevention and treatment preparations as opposed to mass panic and fear mongering” he said.

He reiterated that the County Government of Nakuru has put in place measures to handle any case of the disease.

Already there is an isolation ward, trained medical personnel with full protective gear on standby.

Nakuru residents will also be able to reach the county incase of any alarm on two emergency numbers 0724 320 853 and 0722 337 018.

Locals,business community laud postponement of Nakuru BBI rally

Locals and the business community has welcomed the re-scheduled Nakuru BBI rally saying that County Rallies have been in the past used to propagate hatred and division in the country taking the Narok rally as a sample with locals saying that the move by the government to conduct a regional rally that will consolidate views of all counties will bring to and a platform to propagate hatred

Nakuru rally was re-scheduled yesterday after a meeting between political leaders at State house in Nairobi where Nakuru County Governor Lee Kinyanjui has said that the change will ensure opinions of a whole region are heard and included in a consolidated report that will be tabled during the rally on 21st this month in Nakuru

However locals have warned politicians popular on creating sideshows during the BBI sensitization rally saying that they must be let to air their suggestions and opinions during the rally instead of too much politicking

Moreover Governor Kinyanjui has said that Nakuru BBI rally will be different from others saying that previously locals have been having hard time to air their views where politicians have been stealing the show but promising that Nakuru will be different

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