A BBI mobilization meeting in Nyeri turned chaotic after irate youth disrupted the event demanding for copies of the BBI report.
The event at ACK St. Peters Hall was aborted after rowdy youth became uncontrollable despite frantic efforts by the organizers to calm them down.
Youth who talked to Daily Star after the incident lamented the lack of BBI copies during the validation meeting.
“We asked for BBI copies and they could not provide any. That’s where drama began. Uhuru Kenyatta said we should read the BBI report for ourselves”, said one of the youth.
The Nyeri meeting is one of the 7 mobilization meetings that seeks to select delegates from the mt. Kenya counties to be ferried to Meru BBI rally this weekend.
Nyeri town MP Ngujiri Wambugu who was present when the meeting ended in disarray said
“Some people tried to stop reggae in Nyeri BBI validataion, they failed”.
The MP accused some TangaTanga MPs of paying youth to disrupt the meeting.
“We know these youth have been paid by TangaTanga to disrupt our meetings. But nobody will stop reggae”, he said
The other meetings were in Nyandarua, Kiambu, Laikipia, and Meru.
Tomorrow, Kirinyaga, and Muranga will meet to mobilize ahead of the Meru rally.
The decision to ferry delegates to Meru was part of the resolutions of a strategy meeting at Safari Park Hotel that brought together Mt. Kenya tycoons and politicians.
However, the closely guarded meeting that went late into did not arrive at any tangible resolutions as had been widely expected. It’s reported the meeting ended in disagreement after they failed to agree on the best approach to stop DP Ruto in Mt. Kenya
The meeting was expected to come up with the region’s position in support of the BBI.
Top Mt. Kenya politicians and businessmen are keen to show an impression that the Central region is behind Raila Odinga and that explains the move to ferry delegates to the Meru BBI rally.