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President Uhuru summons Mt Kenya leaders for crucial meeting hours after Raila talked of his political debt

In the wake of a political rebellion in Mt Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta has moved in swiftly with an urgent meeting.

The region has recently been very resistant to the Building Bridges Initiative report and the constitutional amendment with senate majority Irungu Kang’ata recently authoring a letter to the President to address the same.

Reports indicate that the meeting is scheduled to address the widening cracks in the region around the Building Bridges Initiative.

Relaying the information, nominated senator Maina Kamanda, said the meeting is slotted for Saturday, January 30, 2021, at the Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri.

“I do not want to pre-empt the agenda of the meeting. It is the President himself who has convened the meeting and so all of us will attend and get to hear what the head of state will tell us,” Kamanda told a local daily.

Preliminaries indicate, that the president is planning to solidify the support base of the region ahead of the document hand over to the County assemblies.

This comes just days after the President constituted a new team to help in popularizing the document in the region.

The team is led by the Chairman and Kirinyaga County Senator Charles Kibiru and deputized by the Igembe North legislator and National Assembly Deputy Majority whip Richard Maoka Maore.

Other members of the squad include Embu Woman Representative Jane Wanjuki (deputy secretary), Limuru MP Peter Mwathi (organizing secretary), and Kigumo MP Ruth Mwaniki as secretary of the committee.

In related news, ODM leader Raila Odinga once again made a special plea to the Mt Kenya region to embrace the BBI and the changes it comes with.

“Opportunities have wings, if they are not taken, they fly away. I appeal to the region to remove Raila in BBI and see the gains it seeks to introduce in that region…BBI is not about me, it’s for a better Kenya which entails bringing stability and a peaceful working environment for any Kenyan without tribe or ethnicity,” he said.

During the address, Odinga expressed confidence that his political debt dating back to 57 years ago when his father helped Jomo Kenyatta ascend to power, and his to Kibaki would be paid before DP Ruto’s 7-year-old debt.

“I hear that Dr. Ruto is demanding settlement of his political debt from you. His is only seven years old while mine is 57 years old… He should not jump the line, I am ahead of him and I know you will pay me first,” he said.

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Written by Fred Orido

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  1. The Summit will reconvene the U.S.-led Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, which brings together 17 countries responsible for approximately 80 percent of global emissions and global GDP. The President also invited the heads of other countries that are demonstrating strong climate leadership, are especially vulnerable to climate impacts, or are charting innovative pathways to a net-zero economy. A small number of business and civil society leaders will also participate in the Summit.

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