Leaders from the Rift Valley region have shown an intention of taking full control of the Building Bridges Initiative rally to be held in Nakuru on March 21.
With the majority of leaders from the region being affiliated to the deputy president, they have declared full control of the event on Saturday.
In a press briefing held at the parliament building on Thursday morning, the leaders sought to stamp their authority in the region.
“Next Saturday we shall be having the Nakuru BBI, it must be inclusive, inciters are not welcome and the meeting will belong to Rift Valley – if you are from outside take a guest position,” Said Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika.
The leaders also stood on one ground making it clear that they are not interested in naming and shaming people but instead, a peaceful meeting.
“We welcome you to Nakuru for BBI, we are united people and we want peace. Nakuru is the origin of unity, blessings come to start from there, and violence may also start,” Said Bahati MP Kimani Ngujiri.
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This consultative forum comes after a long push and pull, with some of the leaders from the region opposing it.
They have proved to be a hard nut to crack prompting the cancellation of a meeting that was to be held in Eldoret.
Eldoret BBI meeting was cancelled due to disagreements and also a foreseen probability of violence.
The Nakuru chapter, on the other hand, has been postponed twice following the death of president Daniel Moi and further orders from Governor Lee Kinyajui.