Former Commissioner at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Roselyn Akombe on Friday indirectly tore into ODM party leader Raila Odinga for holding a BBI meeting with leaders of the Mt Kenya region.
While reacting to a tweet by the ODM leader, the former commissioner seemingly took a swipe at Raila for holding a meeting with a group of people that did not reflect diversity and inclusivity.
“Great to see the young men and women of diverse socio-economic backgrounds sitting around the table discussing issues of “agriculture, representation, youth empowerment, sharing of revenue, national unity…”,” tweeted Akombe.
In his tweet, Raila had indicated that he had met political and community leaders from the Mt Kenya region to address a myriad of issues from unemployment to agriculture.
Apparently, Akombe insinuated that the ODM leader had not involved relevant stakeholders in addressing issues he highlighted.
“Held meetings with political and community leaders from the Mt. Kenya region. We reviewed the BBI and its implications for matters critical to them including Agriculture, Representation, Youth Empowerment, Sharing of Revenue, national unity and economic well-being of the nation,” tweeted Raila.
The tackle came at a time when the ODM leader has had several meetings with leaders around the country in his course to make the BBI agenda a success.
On the same day, Raila held a consultative meeting with leaders from the coastal region ahead of the BBI consultative meeting set for Saturday at Mama Ngina Waterfront Park.
The meeting is expected to avail a raft of recommendations from the coastal people as they look forward to having a united and inclusive country.
The meeting will be the third to be held after the Kakamega, and Kisii rallies held in the past two weeks.
In all appearance, the Mombasa one will most likely bring to the fore the true picture of the BBI course considering that leaders from the Tanga Tanga political faction of Jubilee party together with allies of Deputy William Ruto have pledged to attend.
Their decision to attend the meeting comes after the leaders had initially criticized the meetings in Kisii and Kakamega terming them unnecessary and a waste of resources since no one had opposed the BBI course.
However, standoff looms after a group of MPs allied to ODM party announced that the Tanga Tanga leaders have to apologize on their remarks on the previous BBI meetings before being allowed to be part of the Mombasa meeting.
Quite an indictment on us regarding gender equality. But sadly, it is also on all the other goals: youth empowerment, water, environmental protection, building an inclusive and peaceful society…All 16 #SDGs https://t.co/WnPTVWE3LY
— Dr. Roselyn Akombe (@DrRoselynAkombe) January 23, 2020