August 20, 2022

Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has stated that the BBI rally set to take place on Saturday, March 21, in Rift Valley region would be a game-changer.

In a statement posted on the senator’s Twitter page on Tuesday, March 10, the senator disclosed that the BBI rally in Nakuru would be supported by all the leaders in the region, unlike other places where cracks have emerged. 

“The Rift Valley BBI rally will be different from all others. We have agreed that all leaders from all the 11 counties will participate fully without party factions or mini-factions.

“Each county will hold their consultation and we shall converge in Eldoret on March 21 to have a harmonized document for the larger Rift Valley Region,” read an excerpt from the senator’s statement.


Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen during a meeting of the BBI committee at Laico Regency on Tuesday, March 10.

Simon Kiragu

Additionally, Murkomen stated that the leaders would have a consultation meeting in Elgeyo Marakwet in Iten on Friday, March 14.

“This process has my full endorsement, participation support,” he concluded.

The previous day, President Uhuru Kenyatta held a consultative meeting with governors from Rift Valley at State House, Nairobi.

The governors briefed him on the planning of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) rally scheduled for Saturday.

Those who went for the meeting included; John Lonyangapuo, Jackson Mandago, Lee Kinyanjui, Alex Tolgos, Hillary Barchok, Paul Chepkwony Stanely Kiptis, Ndiritu Muriithi and Josphat Nanok. 

They assured the president of their full backing of the BBI process and undertook to ensure unity and inclusion of all stakeholders in the run-up to the Nakuru rally.

The BBI Rift Valley region has been postponed twice.

The first had been scheduled for February 8 but was postponed after the death of the second President of Kenya Daniel Arap Moi.

It was later rescheduled for March 7 but was again postponed by Nakuru Goveroner Lee Kinyanjui.


President Uhuru Kenyatta when he met Rift Valley governors at State House Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta when he met Rift Valley governors at State House Kenya on March 9, 2020


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