More than 100 legislators with their senators, Governors and Women representatives from Rift Valley gathered at Naivasha to scrutinize BBI and converse the future of the region.

Their announcement came on Friday followed a two-day retreat at Lake Naivasha Resort in Naivasha of at least 107 leaders from the region's 14 counties, who are allied to the DP.

In what appeared to be a surprise turn of events, the legislators said they were ready to support proposed amendments to the Constitution, whether through Parliament or a referendum.

“We fully support the BBI report, especially on matters of agriculture and livestock, inclusivity and unity in diversity, security, socio-economic development, and opportunities for the youth," stated resolutions read by Kajiado South MP Katoo ole Metito.

"As advised by President Uhuru Kenyatta, we encourage all our constituents to read, internalize, reflect  and debate the contents of the BBI report."

“We are ready to fully participate in implementation of the report by whichever means or arrangement by President Kenyatta, including by appointing an implementation committee or by various institutions fulfilling their mandate, as proposed  in the report," said Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, who as Senate majority leader and chairman of the region’s parliamentary caucus.

The leaders agreed to support Deputy President William Ruto in 2022. 

On the other hand, KANU leader Gideon Moi finds himself alone at Kajiado on the parallel meeting he claimed. The meeting was called off as his colleagues joined others at Naivasha and he left with former Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto.

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