DP Ruto allied MPs to hold BBI rallies funded through ‘fundraising’


DP Ruto allied MPs to hold BBI rallies funded through 'fundraising'
Political leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto at a retreat in Naivahs. PHOTO| COURTESY

Political leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto will hold their first Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rally in Nakuru on Saturday, February 8.

Addressing the press on Monday after a two-day retreat in Naivasha, the legislators led by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen said the Nakuru meeting will the first of a series of rallies they plan to hold across the country to facilitate “greater participation” in the BBI process.

“We wish to announce the first rally on the 8th February 2020 in Nakuru to be followed by subsequent rallies organized by leaders and the people in all our counties,” reads a statement by the leaders.

On how they intend to fund their rallies, Murkomen claimed that they will be fundraising among themselves to cater for the logistics.

“For every rally where we shall take the lead in terms of organization, we have agreed that we will fund-raise for the local leaders to be able to organize logistics for the functions,” said Murkomen.

Murkomen pointed out that their rallies will not be held parallel to those being led by BBI taskforce, adding that all leaders are invited to attend.

The Elgeyo Marakwet Senator said 173 legislators attended the Naivasha retreat and that 37 were absent with apology, adding that they expect to be 250 members during their next meeting.

After the Nakuru rally, the leaders intend hold their next rallies in Kirinyaga, Bungoma, Kericho, Nyeri, Murang’a, Eldoret/Kitale, Kwale, Vihiga, Vihiga, Isiolo, Nyahururu, Nyamira, Meru, Turkana, Mandera, Kisumu and Kiambu.

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