New powerful team formed to front president Kenyatta’s agenda after he slapped Raila with new demands

Barely a fortnight after Senate Majority leader Irungu Kang’ata came up with a negative result on the BBI popularity on the Mt Kenya region new details have emerged.

This is after a five-member able team was constituted to help in the popularization of the Building Bridges Initiative in the Central region.

The team will be led by among others their Chairman and Kirinyaga County Senator Charles Kibiru, and will be deputized by the Igembe North legislator cum  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.

While talking before the official start of the campaigns, team chair Charles Kibiru called for support from leaders both elective and not from the region to join hands in the move.

“We’ve been meeting both the elected leaders and non-elected ones, and even those who vied in the last election but lost. We want to have one message to our people when we hit the ground.

“We have also been meeting governors and technocrats. We hope we’ll agree in our final meeting today, then start the campaigns, before the end of this month,” Senator Kibiru told reporters.

This comes amid the rising tension in the ODM wing of the handshake after the Jubilee party tabled yet another new demand.

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee party wants the two partners to sign a formal agreement detailing everything from their previous gentleman’s agreement.

The duo agreed to work together after the disagreement over the contentious 2007 general elections that resulted in tension in the Country.

Reports indicate that the Jubilee party wants a formal agreement after the Odinga led party had tabled a demand to be handed the position of the Nairobi County Deputy Governor.

The Kabiru led team is seeking to dispel the notion and the findings of the Senate Majority whip Irungu Kang’ata of the unpopularity of the document in the region.

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    Written by Fred Orido




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