Central Kenya governors have given tough conditions for them to fully support President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga’s Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) handshake project.
The four governors from the Central region Francis Kimemia (Nyandarua), Kiraitu Murungi (Meru), Ndiritu Muriithi (Laikipia) and Martin Wambora (Embu) on Tuesday 29 October said they will only support the BBI project if it translates into increasing budget allocations for the counties.
Governor Francis Kimemia the chairman of the Central Region Economic Bloc, stated that the governors from central would examine the BBI report content once released and give a way forward.
Part of Governor Kimemia’s statement reads, “As we have said before through the Council of Governors, we will support any initiative that increases allocations to the counties for development. Therefore, we will examine the BBI report and only support if it satisfies the interests of our regions.”
The county Chiefs urged President Uhuru Kenyatta to ensure the report is tabled for public debate, claiming it would tone down the political rhetoric.