West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo has affirmed that President Uhuru Kenyatta is sincere and has good motives with the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). However, he said the way the President understands the BBI is contrary to how the BBI rallies are being conducted in the country.
Lonyangapuo pointed out during a recent meeting with the President at State House, they (Rift Governors) learnt many things, including the fact that President Kenyatta wants to unite Kenyans.
Speaking to the press in Kapenguria, he dismissed reports by a section of the press that the leaders were summoned by President Kenyatta in relation to organizing the postponed Nakuru BBI meeting. “We took ourselves to State House, we were not invited but we mobilized as Governors and decided to meet the President,” he said, “The President knew about the meeting and welcomed us because we don’t want what happened in Meru to be repeated.”
Lonyangapuo said that Rift Valley leaders will meet before the Nakuru BBI meeting that been planned. “We were to meet in Eldoret to look at the document to be presented to the BBI Task force. We want to be sure with the reality and safety of the document, and ensure it’s the one we had planned on, ” he said.
Lonyangapuo said that Rift Valley people should be given chance to present their views. “Those from outside should sit and listen. We live harmoniously with all communities in Rift valley,” he said.
He assured Kenyans that the BBI meeting in the Rift Valley will be peaceful without any hitches and chaos.
He said that Governors from the region are in charge of the region and no one will cause disturbances in the meeting.