President Uhuru Kenyatta will not be attending Nakuru BBi rally, State House Spokesperson Ms Kanze Dena has said. Uhuru rejected Nakuru BBI rally invite by Kipchumba Murkomen saying he would not want to be drawn into unnecessary political bickering.
At a press conference on Friday afternoon, Senate Majority leader extended the invitation to President Uhuru Kenyatta, DP William Ruto and ODM leader Raila Odinga to grace the 8th Febuary BBi event that will take place at Afraha stadium Nakuru as a show of solidary and unity as espoused in the BBi report. It’s not yet known whether DP William Ruto and Raila Odinga will honor the invitation.
Kanze Dena said the President is only committed to one BBI process spearhead by Haji led a task-force he gazetted. “The President has and still supports only one BBi process spearheaded by the BBI task force committee. The President therefore would not want to be drawn into political shenanigans disguised as BBI rallys”, read part of the statement.
That Uhuru rejected Nakuru BBi rally invite was rather obvious albeit from past experience About a fortnight ago, Uhuru turned down a similar inviation by Cotu boss Francis Atwoli to grace the Bukhungu stadium BBi rally.
On Saturay, the BBI brigade led by opposition leader Raila Odinga will be in Kitui for a public sensitization rally. TangaTanga MPs who had announced their parallel rallies said they will be attending the Kitui BBi rally in their numbers before finally breaking off to begin their rallies starting with Nakuru on the 8th of February.
Jubilee parallel rallies will kick off on 8th in Nakuru and run up to 29th of February spanning counties of Meru, Nyeri, Narok, Kirinyaga, Kericho, and Nyandarua.
According to Kipchumba Murkomen, the parallel rallies are complementing the already scheduled BBi rallies only aimed are bringing the report closer to the people.
The month of February is likely to see heighten political actives as both the Jubilee and ODM criss-cross the country popularizing the BBI report. Although clothed as BBI sensitization rallies, the events will definitely raise political temperatures against the President’s call for a stop to early campaigns.