Eldoret town Arial view. PHOTO | NMG
Eldoret town Arial view. PHOTO | NMG

Fears of chaotic BBI rally in Eldoret emerge. The Organizers has declined to organise any BBi event in Eldoret or Uasin Gishu county where they fear supporters of Deputy President William Ruto may cause havoc.

BBI folks in RiftValley fear of chaos could break up in the regional meetings.  They have resolved in setting only one rally in Nakuru.

Eldoret is the hometown of Deputy President William Ruto. The BBI team had been considering avoiding the town over the fear of resentment after Ruto's allies said they would not welcome a rally where opposition leader Raila Odinga is the chief guest.

Elgeyo-Marakwet Governor Alex Tolgos, who was picked by President Uhuru Kenyatta to spearhead BBI meetings in Rift Valley, on Tuesday said they consented to hold only one meeting in Nakuru on March 21.

“We had set the Eldoret meeting for March 21 but when we sat down on Monday evening, we decided that we hold a single meeting Nakuru. For now, there will be no major BBI meeting in Eldoret but other people can organise theirs there,” said the governor.

“We have been very clear with the Tanga Tanga group that if they do not want our rallies, they should organise theirs and we will not attend. We also welcome them in our rallies but they have to respect how we have organised it,” said Mr Tolgos.

When contacted Cherang’any MP Joshua Kutuny, another proponent of the BBI, said the that the region faced similar challenges hence no need of separate meetings to present the same memorandum.

“We have similar problems, the memorandum from this region should be submitted in one event and that is why we have Nakuru meeting due to the historical affiliations,” said Mr Kutuny.

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