Majority Leader in the Senate Kipchumba Murkomen has claimed that some people are planning to humiliate leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto during the Coast region’s Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) forum slated for Tononoka Grounds in Mombasa tomorrow.
The senator accused unnamed people of planning to deny them seats and even heckle those who would speak at the meeting. Murkomen through his official twitter handle on Friday said he has been threatened and told if he attend the meeting, he will be humiliated and denied a seat at the rally.
“I have been threatened that if I attend the Mombasa BBI meeting I shall be humiliated by being denied a seat, not being allowed to talk or even if I am allowed to talk I shall be heckled. If that’s what it takes to unite this country so be it and I am ready to absorb. Tukutane Mombasa,” tweeted Murkomen.
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho and his Kilifi counterpart Amason Kingi had warned the Tanga Tanga leaders against politicising the process, saying the event is a Coast region affair and outsiders must come with that in mind. “Let them be made aware that you can speak or joke anywhere else in this country but not in Mombasa,” Joho warned.
Kingi fired a warning to the politicians who are planning to attend the meeting that they should let the Coast residents to air their views because they are the host of the forum. “When you come here just remember that this a chance for Coast residents to discuss the BBI report. So come knowing that you have to give them that chance,” said Kingi.
The Tangatanga allied MPs on Tuesday dropped their hard line stance on the BBI regional forums and vowed to participate in future ones beginning with the Mombasa one on Saturday.
ODM leader Raila Odinga praised the Tanga Tanga team resolve to attend the rally saying the process is to unite Kenya. He invited them to attend the meetings just like other Kenyans.