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Waiguru warns Uhuru, explains how BBI might flop

Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru has warned President Uhuru Kenyatta against dismissing divergent views on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

In a statement, the county head urged the President to accommodate all leaders regardless of their opinions.

She maintained that the controversial 2020 Constitutional amendment Bill could flop if the process is not inclusive.

Waiguru wants an all-inclusive team to lead BBI campaigns in Uhuru’s Mt Kenya backyard after she was reportedly snubbed in the selection of a secretariat in the region.

“BBI is a political process that must be led by people the community recognises as political influencers. While I wish them all the best, I must remind them and their appointers that BBI is a political process and if it is not led by people the community recognises as political influencers, it will have challenges, and that is the nature of politics,” she said.

She revealed that she was not invited to the Thika Greens meeting where the BBI popularisation team was selected, however, noting that she was not worried about it.

“It is my view that for it to pass smoothly, we need to move from making BBI a competitive to a collaborative process by bringing everyone on board, including those with divergent views, so that we all own the document as opposed to having competing internal and external camps,” Waiguru said.

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