Nakuru BBI rally preparatipons on 21st March are in top gear.
Consultations at various levels are ongoing and formation of a working secretariat is underway.
President H.E Uhuru Kenyatta, meets nine Rift Valley Governors to discuss the upcoming rally. Governors sought his blessings to create a united forum for the BBI. This is a rare gesture of unity seen from all Governors.
Stakeholders met last Thursday in Nakuru County to reach consensus on their proposals that will be discussed at the rally.
On Friday, they held a cordial meeting with all the Members of Parliament and Senate and briefed them on the ongoing plans.
This is an effort to avoid tension that has marked past BBI commitments. This also ensures that the BBI paper captures Nakuru’s goals.
Governor Lee is reaching out to all other political units to ensure no one is left behind.
Nakuru intends to recapture the lost spirit of BBI. By living up to the true meaning of building bridges.
This is why the character and spirit of the Nakuru rally will be to bring divergent views together and reverse escalation of negative rhetoric.
Organisers promise to work relentlessly towards the creation of a sober platform for meaningful engagement driven by selfless national interest.
Martin Luther King’s words represent the best explanation of what we are experiencing today.
The country needs men and women who love their country and want the best for it. And this is the opportunity for us to see the stars.
Past BBI Rallies
In Narok, Kitui, Mombasa, Meru, Kisii, Kakamega and Garissa, the BBI Rallies have now been held so far.
Each rally features different sets of demands.
In Narok, Maasai leaders passed over their memoranda to Mr Odinga and members of the BBI Task Force. One of the proposal involves the restoring back communal land. The Maasai community land had been seized during the colonial era.
More than 25 senators and governors as well as several MPs attended the Mombasa gathering. They all announced that calling for a referendum was necessary, as a result.
Leaders in Kakamega want the executive enlarged to provide with two Deputies for a strong Prime Minister position.
Vihiga Governor Wilber Otichilo, read the resolution supported by all leaders from western kenya.
In other rallies held in Garissa, Kitui, Meru and Kisii, the same was witnessed.