How threat to boycott Nakuru BBI rally forced Uhuru to meet Rift valley governors who rejected Raila invite

Rift valley governors meet Uhuru ahead of nakuru bbi rally
President Uhuru Kenyatta with Governors from Rift Valley region at State House in Nairobi on Monday, March 9, 2020 Image: PSCU

A looming threat by Rift Valley governors to boycott Nakuru BBI rally forced Uhuru to seek audience with the Rift Valley bosses after they rejected an invite by opposition leader Raila Odinga.

The secret meeting happened on Sunday evening at State House and the media only came to know about it after the State House splashed pictures on its social media accounts.

Daily Star has since learnt of the intrigues behind the meeting that Raila Odinga was neither invited nor informed.

According to sources, Raila Odinga had sent out an invite to the Rift valley governors for a meeting on Tuesday evening only to receive a blatant reply that they were not going to attend any meeting, worse still at Capital hill since it was not organized by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Raila however did not know that the governors meant it when they said they were not going to pay homage at his office , and so Raila went on with the preparation oblivious of the boycott and even invited the media.

Unaware the governors had met the President the previous day, Raila waited pensively at his office on Tuesday for the governors to turn up.

He would later learnt through social media that the Rift Valley governors met the President the previous day and to preempt a potentially damaging situation, Raila had to order the Mt. Kenya governors to urgently convene at his office to make it appear like that was the meeting he had planned.

Luckily for Raila, Ann Waiguru and group are always ready at his beck and call like a call girl.

Elsewhere , Uhuru was getting increasingly agitated that any poor show during the Nakuru BBI rally like was witnessed in Meru would literally mean the ‘burial’ of BBI as comically posited on social media.

The Rift valley governors led by Kericho governor had made it succinctly clear and this they told President Uhuru Kenyatta that they were not going to hand their public participation report to Raila Odinga and they would only hand it to Senator Haji or a member of the BBI task force.

The move by Rift valley leaders to show a united front and take a leading role during the Nakuru BBI rally will likely reduce Raila Odinga into a spectator in his own game.

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