ODM leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday met Mt Kenya governors ahead of the Central Kenya BBI rally scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 29, at Kinoro Stadium in Meru County.
The Governors held discussions with the former Prime Minister at his office in Capitol Hill, Nairobi, to brief him on the arrangements ahead of the Saturday rally.
According to Raila, they discussed key issues affecting the region including jobs and the economy.
Governors present at meeting include; Francis Kimemia (Nyandarua), Ann Waiguru (Kirinyanga), Kiraitu Murungi (Meru), Martin Wambora (Embu) and Nderitu Muriithi (Laikipia).
Held discussions with leaders from the Mt Kenya region on key issues including jobs and the economy ahead of the BBI meeting scheduled for Meru. We were joined by officials of the Mt Kenya Foundation which works closely with governors on development matters in the region. pic.twitter.com/HvoSsvj32m
— Raila Odinga (@RailaOdinga) February 25, 2020
While addressing the press after the meeting, Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi warned Tanga Tanga leaders to keep away from the rally.
“If you think that BBI is a waste of time, please stay at home. Keep away and do not come to Kinoru stadium,” Kiraitu said.
Kiraitu further assured the public that the rally will be peaceful.
Raila extended an olive branch to leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto saying they are free to attend the rallies.
According to the leaders about 30,000 people are expected to attend the rally.
The Meru BBI forum has further deepened the divisions within the Jubilee Party members in the Mt Kenya region.
It emerged that leaders belonging to the Tanga Tanga faction are planning separate meetings to craft the region’s agenda ahead of the rally.
Ruto allied leaders from the region have been complaining that the BBI agenda has been hijacked by Raila to champion his own interests.