Governor Kiraitu Murungi today led Meru leaders for a consultative meeting to deliberate and give their views on what they would like included in the proposed Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report. The forum which was attended by all cadres leaders in Meru was convened as the County prepares to host the 11 GEMA counties, for the BBI Mt. Kenya Mega Rally on February 15.
The Governor noted that BBI was born out of a political agreement and therefore politics cannot be separated from it. As such, he urged political leaders to unite and give views that benefit the Country at large, and which will represent the best interests of the Meru people.
He urged the people of Meru to approach the process with the mindset of the future, considering the County’s safest position should there be a national leader at any point in future who may not have its best interests at heart, saying that in such a worst-case scenario, the County will be well protected by the proposed 45% allocation of the national revenue to Counties as per the Initiative.
Deputy Governor Hon. Titus Ntuchiu opined that since Meru is the host County for the February 15 mega rally, Governor Kiraitu should be allowed to run the day’s program to avoid other people destroying the County’s good reputation as a haven of politics of sobriety, discipline, and tolerance as opposed to cases in other rallies where instances of violence have been reported due to political antagonism.
The leaders who included political, religious, social and other cadres, gave their views on various sectors of the County economic, social and political aspects that they would like to be included in the BBI and presented on the February 15 meeting.