Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) third consultative meeting was on Saturday 25, January 2020 held at Mama Ngina water front in Mombasa.
The rally was meant to be a joint congregation for Kwale, Kilifi, Lamu, Taita-Taveta and Tana River counties.
As usual, all the governors representing the above counties were all supposed to attend the consultative meeting.
However, this was not the case.
One of the governors, who is a staunch supporter of Deputy President Dr William Ruto skipped the rally that was led by ODM party leader Raila Odinga.
While the BBI meeting was going on,Kilometers away was Kwale Governor H.E. Salim Mvurya cooling off in his house probably following the proceedings on television.
The Kwale Governor who is a close associate of Dr Ruto was missing.
He also failed to attend a meeting that Raila had convened with Coast leaders prior to the rally.
Details have it that this is not the first time he was skipping meetings convened by Mombasa Governor Hassan li Joho.
The two have been engaged in the Coastal kingship supremacy battles.
There is a proposal to have the former coast province be divided into two Regional Governments, which will have Mvurya battle it out with Joho for the control of Mombasa, Kwale and Taita Taveta as their Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi battle to have Kilifi, Lamu and Tana River should the proposal go through.
Mvurya’s problems with Raila allies however dates back to the time he failed to clinch Council of Governors Chairman post after losing to Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya.
The Kwale County chief believed that there were dirty games that were played to favor the handshake candidate in the race to succeed former CoG chairman the Turkana governor Josephat Nanok.