Mt Kenya region MCAs meet Uhuru, pledge to pass the BBI Bill promptly

Mt Kenya region MCAs meet Uhuru, pledge to pass the BBI Bill promptly
President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives in Sagana for a 4-day visit to his home turf. Photo: State House Kenya

Members of the County Assembly drawn from President Uhuru Kenyatta Mt-Kenya region backyard have vowed to pass the Bridging Bridges Initiative (BBI).

The resolutions were arrived just hours after President Kenyatta kicked off his 4-day visit of the region in a consultative meeting at the Sagana State Lodge.

President Kenyatta is expected to assert his political authority, with the meeting coming against a backdrop of a disgruntled Mt. Kenya region and the president’s festering relationship with his deputy.

All politicians allied to the DP Ruto Tanga Tanga faction were left out of the meeting that will see President Kenyatta woo the region ahead of the proposed referendum.

During his visit, the Head of State will launch several complete National Government development projects and inspect ongoing Programmes.

The Head of State will also hold meetings with the leadership and residents of the region to discuss the Big 4 Agenda; the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI); curriculum reforms; the fight against COVID-19 among other national programmes.

A statement from State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena Mararo said the President’s engagements during the 4-day working visit have been planned in strict compliance with the National COVID-19 Containment Protocols as published by the Ministry of Health.

The key highlights of the tour are as follows:

1. Central Kenya Region Leaders Meeting

The President will on Saturday host a Central Kenya Leaders Meeting here at Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri County. The closed door consultative meeting whose main agenda is development will be open to all invited Central Kenya leaders.

2. Inspection of National Government Projects

The President’s itinerary on the inspection of Projects and the meet-the-people visits will be shared with the media on a rolling basis.

3. Education Matters

“The President would like to thank all parents who managed to take their children back to school at the beginning of the year despite the disruptions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the children settle in school after a long period of absence, the Head of State would like to assure all parents that the Government is committed to ensuring that learning continues uninterrupted throughout the country,” the statement reads.

For children, who fell pregnant during the long break, the President has issued instructions to the Ministry of Education to devise a mechanism for re-integrating them back into the school system, the Spokesperson added.

She averred that the President has noted with great concern to increasing cases of arson in schools across the Republic.

“He would like to remind the perpetrators of the serious crimes that the National Police Service working with the Ministry of Education are under His firm instructions to deal decisively with anyone found culpable,” the statement reads.

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