A group of Western Mps opposed to the handshake and BBi have remained unmoved saying they will not succumb to police threats and intimidation. This comes a day after the police cancel the Mumias rally permit citing lack of adequate police to provide security. According to Mumias west sub county Police commander Peter Kattam, all security personnel will be in Bukunghu stadium providing security for the BBi meeting. He warned that anybody found convening an illegal meeting will be arrested and charged.
However ANC leader Musalia Mudavadi and his Ford Kenya counterpart Moses Wetangula have remain defiant saying the meeting will go on as planned. The duo reiterated that the police cannot take away crucial rights enshrined in the constitution. Musalia warned the police against being used by government to serve partisan interests.
The cancellation of the Mumias anti-BBI came after Cotu boss Francis Atwoli warned that they will not allow any parallel rally since it will pose a threat to the success of Bukhungu BBi rally.
However police could not succinctly explain how two parallel meetings, 35km apart would cause security concerns.
According to Mudavadi, thats the act of government to intimidate and silence them into supporting the BBi, a move they say will not succeed.
Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala has also called on the government to act decisively by arresting anyone who will be seen meters away from Mumias.