Matatu operators in Nakuru town have vowed to support Building Bridges Initiative.
Speaking on Wednesday during their peaceful demonstrations in Nakuru town,the operators said they will rally behind the BBI.
While noting the harsh economic times since their relocation from Nakuru CBD in March this year,they called on Governor Lee Kinyanjui to be humane.
Led by their officials Stephen Muli and Francis Njoroge alias Njosh,the operators faulted the county government for taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to relocate them from CBD.
“We support BBI but we also want the President to step in and address our grievances as Matatu operators in Nakuru” said Muli from Central Rift Matatu Association.
Sentiments echoed by Town Service Matatu Association Chair Francis Njoroge who noted that the governor should stop chest thumping and listen to the sector.
The operators also submitted a Memorandum of Understanding to the Riftvalley Regional Commissioner George Natembeya.
According to the operators,the MoU contains that which the President should address as far as their welfare is concerned.
Addressing the operators after receiving the MoU, Natembeya was categorical that both levels of government were in talks over the issue.
“I can assure you that both the national government and county we are deliberating on this.We call for patience” said Natembeya.
The RC also calling on Kenyans to understand what the nation went through that led to the BBI.
While noting that Riftvalley Region is a hotpot of politics, Natembeya warned politicians against inciting youths to create violence.
“Riftvalley is a region that knows what violence and conflicts can do.We therefore call on politicians to be careful with sentiments they make.The youths should also embrace cohesiveness” he said.
Matters COVID-19 pandemic were not left with RC reminding locals to continue observing MOH protocols.