The highly anticipated Mombasa BBI rally took a twist after latest developments were announced.
ODM leader Raila Odinga changed the venue of the weekend meeting.
Through a tweet, ODM Director of Communications Phillip Etale, revealed that the venue of the gathering was moved from Tononoka grounds to Mama Ngina grounds.
Despite the abrupt change that comes a day to the event, the reason behind the communication was yet to be given.
Efforts to reach Etale on the matter were futile as he did not pick this writer’s phone calls at the time of publishing.
— Philip Etale (@EtalePhilip) January 24, 2020
The initiative by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila, was hit with plot twists that even the two had not anticipated.
The Tanga Tanga group allied to Deputy President William Ruto, had on Tuesday announced that they would be joining the BBI bandwagon starting with the coast forum.
True to their word, Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and Nyali MP Mohammed Ali, attended the Coast BBI delegates meeting held at Wild Waters in Mombasa.
Their attendance came hours after they had been attacked by some rowdy youths.
During a presser, a group of approximately six to seven young men, confronted Jumwa and interrupted the media briefing.
The goons claimed that the lawmaker had constantly oppressed them and did not deserve to speak to the media.
Jumwa watched in shock as the men forced the journalists to dismantle their set up.
The vocal politician was, however, able to continue the interview for a short moment after the group left.
The embattled Ruto supporter noted that the incident showcased what the pro-BBI leaders were propagating.
Ali who came to Jumwa’s aid, single-handedly managed to chase the lot away before being pelted with stones.
The Nyali lawmaker hit out at Suna East MP Junet Mohammed stating that he should not meddle in matters affecting the coastal city.
He reiterated that Junet had no right to give orders on what will happen considering the forum is open for all Kenyans.